Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
417 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
417 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A winter storm will start to impact northwest Wisconsin later
tonight bringing snowfall of 1 to 2 inches overnight to parts of
northwest Wisconsin.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Snow will expand north and west Friday into Friday evening across
northern Wisconsin into adjacent areas of Minnesota, then start
to diminish from west to east Friday night into Saturday morning.
There is better agreement among the models with the track of the
storm but there still remains some uncertainty as the storm is
still developing. Northwest Wisconsin, especially Price, Ashland,
Iron, and portions of Sawyer Counties will have the best chance at
seeing heavy snow in excess of 6 inches. More uncertainty exists
whether heavy snow will affect the rest of northwest Wisconsin
into Pine County in Minnesota. That area remains in a Winter Storm
Watch as a shift in the storm track could bring heavier snow
there as well.

Lake effect snow showers are possible through Saturday night.
Snowbelt areas of northern Bayfield and northern Iron Counties may
receive an additional inch or two of accumulation.

Area streams and rivers will continue to rise into next week due to
snow melt and recent rainfall. The Mississippi River at Fort Ripley
is forecast to rise above flood stage on Saturday with minor
flooding expected. The cool down this weekend will raise the
potential for ice jam flooding on creeks, mainstem rivers, and
tributaries across the Northland.

Another storm system may affect the Northland next week during the
Monday night through early Wednesday timeframe. While confidence in
timing and precipitation amounts is low, there is a potential for
accumulating snow for portions of central and northern Minnesota and
northwest Wisconsin.


Snow spotters are requested to report their snowfall measurements
to the National Weather Service.



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http://www.weather.gov/duluth (all lower case)

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