Friday, January 14, 2011

Short term forecast update number 3

Radar is still showing mod to heavy snow to very heavy snow falling North of a line from Northern Polk County..To Cumberland to Rice Lake in Barron County over to Bruce and Ladysmith in Rusk County… Area of snow is pushing off to the East/Southeast… Looking upstream we see more mod to heavy snow in Aitkin and Carlton and Itasca Counties of MN… This is heading Southeast and should move through an area o East of line from Grantsburg,and Cumberland…. Points to the East and North of this line should see another few inches of snow…That will raise the total snowfall amounts closer to 6 inches in said areas..With already many of these areas reporting 4 inches of snow… Here at the office we are up to 4.25 inches of snow…When called into the NWS I reported 3.75 inches that was the amount as of 7:30 PM Snow in this area should be ending around 12 to 1 AM….Light snow/flurries after that with little in the way of accumulations…Ok points South of a far Northern Polk County to Cumberland Rice Lake in Barron County over to Bruce and Ladysmith in Rusk County…. Look for the snow to start to end from West to East over the next hour or two… Should see light snow/flurries after 10 or 11 PM tonight… Little in the way of snow accumulations after that time frame… May see another inch of snow in these areas… Calls to our weather obsevers showing 1 to 2 inches have falling as of 9 PM…Clear lake in Polk County 1.75 inches…Dunn and ST.Croix Counties reporting 1 to 1.75 inches of snow… With a few 2 inch reports….

Cumberland in Barron County 4 inches of snow Turtle Lake reporting 2 inches of snow…This is matching up rather well on the radar trends and real time data….