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Spring Storm Update: How Much Snow Can You Expect?

Spring Storm Update: How Much Snow Can You Expect?

Updated: April 11, 2019 09:42 AM

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The latest models are tracking our late spring storm farther to the north and west than they were on Tuesday. Gusty winds will continue as wet snow moves in during the afternoon and evening today.

Here is an updated look at how much snow to expect.

The WDIO Storm Team says Lake Superior will play a major factor in how much snow we will receive in the Twin Ports. Winds off the lake will delay the arrival of snowfall, with more of the precipitation turning into a mix near the shoreline and for areas of Northwest Wisconsin. Heavier amounts of snow could fall in the higher terrain along the North Shore. We are forecasting 6-10 inches for most locations from the Twin Ports North and Westward towards the Iron Range.

Northwest Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan will see snow to begin early Thursday morning. 5-8 inches of snow is possible by Friday but expect conditions to change over to a wintry mix. The wintry mix may cut down on total accumulations, but travel will be still be difficult with high winds and slick roads.

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Snow will begin on the Iron Range this afternoon. We could receive 6-10 inches of snow from Grand Rapids to Silver Bay and areas to the North by Friday night. North towards International Falls and Baudette we should see lower amounts with 3-6 inches expected. Strong winds and blowing snow will be an issue.

The heaviest amount of snow will be in west-central and central Minnesota where a foot of snow or more is possible. Near blizzard-like conditions can be expected.

Travel on Thursday and Friday will be affected. Motorists should call ahead before leaving and check road conditions. Limited visibility and snow covered roads are likely.

This major storm system continues to develop and change. Check back with the WDIO Storm Team as they monitor the track of this spring snowstorm.

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