An intense storm system has been wrecking havoc across the High Plains, Northern Plains and now Ontario over the last several days. Today, the storm system brought intense snowfall to parts of Minnesota. Areas around Ashland and Duluth received enhanced snowfall totals due to local terrain enhancements and lake-effect.
According to the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota, their 2-day snowfall totals is 21.7 inches (~55cm)!! This 2-day snowfall is the 9th highest 2-day snowfall on record for the area.
After what was an historic storm, conditions are considerably quieter now as dry air works south this afternoon. Some light lake effect snow showers are continuing over northwest WI, but the bands near Ashland are weakening now with drier air working over the lake.
- NWS Duluth. MN
Highways were impassible this morning across the area as shown above. Even first responders were getting stuck on the traitorous roads!
In the last 24hrs, 31 inches (~78cm) of snow fell near Ashland, MN according to snowfall reports sent to the National Weather Service: