Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Duluth MN
1018 AM CDT Thu Apr 12 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-
1018 AM CDT Thu Apr 12 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A strong storm system will bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet,
rain, and freezing rain to the Northland Friday through Saturday.
Portions of the Northland south of Highway 210 in Minnesota and
all of northwest Wisconsin are at risk for several inches of snow
and less than one-tenth of an inch of ice accumulation from
freezing rain. Locally higher snow amounts are possible from
southern Pine County, Minnesota east into Price County, Wisconsin.

Strong northeast winds will accompany the storm as well.
Widespread winds of 15 to 25 mph will develop by Saturday, with
frequent wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph. Stronger winds of 30 to 40
mph, with occasional gusts to 50 mph, are expected over Lake
Superior. Isolated tree damage and power outages are possible over
much of the area, especially southern areas where heavy, wet,
snow will fall. The winds will make travel difficult for high-
profile vehicles, especially while crossing the Blatnik and Bong
Bridges in the Twin Ports. Large waves will result in an increased
risk of shoreline damage from Two Harbors to the Twin Ports and
along the south shore east to Saxon Harbor.


Snow spotters are requested to report precipitation type, and
measurements of snow or ice accumulations to the National Weather
Service. Spotters and the public can also report precipitation
type with the free M-PING smartphone app.


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-
1018 AM CDT Thu Apr 12 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A strong spring storm system will pass through the region tonight
through Sunday bringing a period of strong winds and waves to
western Lake Superior beginning late tonight. East to northeast
winds will increase to 10 to 20 knots with wind gusts to 25 knots.
The wind and resultant waves will create conditions hazardous to
smaller vessels. Please refer to the latest forecast and Marine
Weather Messages for details on the Small Craft Advisory in

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Strong northeast winds will continue Friday through Sunday. Wind
speeds will continue to increase through Friday with sustained
winds of 15 to 30 knots, with frequent gales to 40 knots. Winds
and waves will remain hazardous to smaller vessels through Sunday,
even after gales subside. Please refer to the latest forecast and
Marine Weather Messages for additional details regarding the
Small Craft Advisory and Gale Watch in effect.



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

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