Winter storm expected to hit Northland Wednesday
The Northland is expected to get hit by yet another winter storm Wednesday, bringing upward of 12 inches of snow in some areas.
A fast-moving winter storm is expected to spread snow across much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin beginning Wednesday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, the system will be moving along rapidly, with a majority of the snow accumulations in a six- to nine-hour period from mid-morning through early evening in most locations, with the possibility of snow falling in excess of 1 inch per hour.
The heaviest snow is expected along the Interstate 35 corridor, where North Shore and much of northeast Wisconsin could see 6-12 inches of snow. Amounts could be higher near Lake Superior, especially along the North Shore from the Twin Ports north to Silver Bay and along the South Shore.
Snowfall is expected to rapidly end from southwest to northeast Wednesday night, but significant snowfall should persist until after midnight over portions of the Arrowhead region and the South Shore from Bayfield and Washburn to Gogebic Range, according to the NWS.
This month is on par to be the snowiest February on record. Duluth has received 28.8 inches in February so far, and with the snow amounts predicted Wednesday, this latest storm could break the record for snowiest February — set in 1939 with 33.9 inches.