Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
222 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 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-
222 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight

Heavy snowfall and strong winds will cause dangerous travel
conditions beginning late tonight across parts of east-central
Minnesota and all of northwest Wisconsin. Snowfall amounts
overnight will range from 1 to 2 inches in east-central Minnesota
and Twin Ports to 3 to 6 inches across the rest of northwest

Northeast winds will slightly weaken overnight but remain strong
with northeast winds gusting to 40 to 50 mph at times. These
strong winds may cause loose objects to blow around and down some
large branches. Near Lake Superior, very large waves and strong
persistent northeast winds is leading to lakeshore flooding and
damage to parts of the shoreline, especially in the Twin Ports and
along the south shore.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Heavy snowfall will intensify Sunday and Sunday night with
snowfall rates over 1 inch per hour for much of the day in
northwest Wisconsin, not as intense in northeast Minnesota. An
additional 6 to 12 inches is expected in northwest Wisconsin with
around 4 to 8 inches expected in northeast Minnesota, mainly east
of Highway 53. This will add up to a storm total of 10 to 15
inches in northwest Wisconsin and 4 to 8 inches in northeast
Minnesota, with locally higher amounts possible in Bayfield,
Iron, and Ashland counties of over 20 inches. In addition to the
heavy snow, strong northeast winds will persist creating blizzard
conditions for Ashland and Bayfield counties on Sunday. Travel
will be difficult to near impossible in northwest Wisconsin,
especially on Highway 2.

Lake effect snow lingers across parts of the south shore on Monday
with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible for the snow belt region
in northern Iron and Ashland counties.


Spotters are requested to report snowfall measurements, flooding,
and wind damage 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-
222 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight

Powerful gale force winds of 40 knots will continue across
western Lake Superior tonight, along with storm force gusts of up
to 50 knots. A gale warning is in effect for all of western Lake
Superior overnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Gale force winds will continue into Sunday evening, along with
some storm force gusts to 50 knots. A gale warning will remain in
effect into Sunday evening. Winds and waves will then decrease
overnight and into Monday. Winds and waves will continue to be
hazardous to small craft into Monday.



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