Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Duluth MN
1038 AM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

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-
1038 AM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Around 1 to 2 inches of snow will fall across parts of northwest
Wisconsin this afternoon and evening, mainly along and south of a
line from Spooner to Park Falls.

Strong winds will impacts areas from the Twin Ports and Interstate
35 corridor east across much of northwest Wisconsin late tonight
through Saturday night. Winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts
approaching 45 mph are expected, with the strongest wind gusts
near Lake Superior. This will result in difficult driving
conditions and large waves on Lake Superior, which will affect
lakeshore areas. On lakes where thick ice remains, including Lake
Superior, chunks of lake ice may be picked up by the waves and
crash onto shore, including some stretches of roads which are
adjacent to the lake. Lakeshore flooding is possible, which could
damage property and cause water on parking lots and roadways near
the lake.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Heavy snow will fall across parts of far east central Minnesota
and much of northwest Wisconsin Saturday afternoon through Sunday
night. Around 6 to 10 inches of snowfall are possible over the
weekend for much of northwest Wisconsin with locally higher
amounts possible. In addition to the snow, strong winds will cause
blowing snow which will reduce visibility to half mile or less at
times. Those with travel plans this weekend should be prepared
for hazardous travel conditions.

Strong northeast winds Saturday may result in lakeshore flooding
along Lake Superior. The wind, waves, and possible chunks of ice
from the lake may cause damage to property and could cause water
on some roads near the lake. The strong winds and waves will make
it dangerous to be near Lake Superior, and those wishing to check
out the big waves should stay back at a considerable distance from
the water, including avoiding venturing on to breakwaters,
jetties, piers, docks, and other structures near the lake. See the
Lake Shore Flood Watch for more details.


Spotters are requested to report snowfall measurements, flooding,
and reports of damage from the strong winds to the National
Weather Service.


Bayfield to Oak Point WI-Grand Portage to Grand Marais MN-
Grand Marais to Taconite Harbor MN-
Taconite Harbor to Silver Bay Harbor MN-
Silver Bay Harbor to Two Harbors MN-Two Harbors to Duluth MN-
Duluth MN to Port Wing WI-Port Wing to Sand Island WI-
Sand Island to Bayfield WI-Oak Point to Saxon Harbor WI-
1038 AM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Nearshore
waters of western Lake Superior.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Increasing northeast winds today into tonight will result in
building waves causing hazardous conditions for small craft
through the afternoon, with gales increasing to 40 to 50 knots
late tonight. Significant wave heights are expected to reach 10 to
12 feet or greater across much of western Lake Superior.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Northeast gales of 40 to 50 knots are expected Saturday with wave
heights of 10 to 12 feet or greater across the nearshore waters
of western Lake Superior. Winds and waves gradually diminish
Saturday night into Sunday with gales of 35 to 40 knots possible.
Strong winds and high waves may linger into Monday.



More information may be obtained at the following web address:
http://www.weather.gov/duluth (all lower case)

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