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Thursday Clipper: Latest snowfall reports from northern Minnesota

Mar 05, 2020 03:36PM ● By Editor
Snowy streets in Grand Marais Thursday  Image: Cook County webcams

By Paul Huttner of Minnesota Public Radio News - March 5, 2020


Plows and snow shovels are getting a workout up north today. 

An Alberta Clipper is grazing the Twin Cities today with snow showers. But more sustained snows produced several inches in northeast Minnesota. Here’s the view of a fresh snowy coating Thursday afternoon from Grand Marais harbor. 

Grand Marais harbor
Grand Marais Harbor Thursday  Image: Cook County webcams

Locations 4 miles up the hill from Grand Marais report more than 6 inches of fresh snow Thursday.

  • 4 W Grand Marais [Cook Co, MN] PUBLIC reports SNOW of 6.90 INCH at 2:10 PM CST --

You can see several inches of fresh snow visible on the trails at Pincushion Mountain a few miles inland. 

Pincushion Mountain trail cam
Pincushion Mountain trail cam  Image: Cook County webcams

Here are some additional snowfall reports from northeast Minnesota coming in Thursday afternoon.

  • NWS Duluth [St. Louis Co, MN] OFFICIAL NWS OBS reports SNOW of 1.70 INCH at 12:00 PM CST --

  • 1 SSW ELY [St. Louis Co, MN] TRAINED SPOTTER reports SNOW of 4.50 INCH at 2:14 PM CST --

  • Intl. Falls [Koochiching Co, MN] OFFICIAL NWS OBS reports SNOW of 4.60 INCH at 12:00 PM CST --

Bands of snow will move southeast tonight and exit Minnesota. Dry high pressure builds in by Friday morning. NOAA’s NAM 3 km resolution model depicts the sequence of events into Friday morning.

NOAA NAM 3 km model through 6 am Friday
NOAA NAM 3 km model through 6 am Friday  GraphicNOAA via tropical tidbits

Enjoy the fresh snow. Temperatures will soar dramatically this weekend.


To read the original article and see related weather reporting, follow this link to the MPR News website.  https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/03/05/thursday-clipper-latest-snowfall-reports-from-northern-minn...

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