Justin Liles: Major snowstorm to hit the Northland
Snow Update: Snow has started to roll into the Twin Ports as of 8:30pm. You may already hear the wind howling outside your window as gusts have already exceeded 40mph. Schools and events have cancelled ahead of all the snow Wednesday morning. Visibilities are likely to get worse through the overnight. The massive area of low pressure will likely impact us for a few days and possibly into the weekend.
Heavy snow is expected with the upcoming winter storm, with 6 inches or more possible for the majority of the Northland. Snowfall from 1-2 feet is expected along the North Shore. A blizzard warning is in effect until 6pm Thursday. Winds will gust to over 40mph or more and create poor visibilities along with drifting snow.
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 4am, then snow between 4am and 5am, then snow and sleet after 5am. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow. Low around 29. Breezy, with an east wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Snow and sleet before 4pm, then rain and snow likely between 4pm and 5pm, then rain, snow, and freezing rain likely after 5pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before noon. High near 33. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. New snow and sleet accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Rain, snow, and freezing rain likely before 9pm, then snow and freezing rain between 9pm and 3am, then snow after 3am. Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Low around 29. Breezy, with an east wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Snow. Low around 25. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 31. North wind around 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.