February 7, 2017 Winter Storm Recap

A prolonged winter weather event moved through the Northland in the last 24 hours with two waves of snowfall. The first band of snow moved into the area after midnight and produced 1-4 inches of snowfall. This was the first low pressure that passed through the Upper Midwest with a secondary low pressure farther south in Iowa that absorbed the energy to bring a second wave of snow

We had additional snow later in the mid morning move in from the west which produced an additional 1-4 inches of snow.

Snowfall totals were generally in the 3-6 inch range across the Northland.

We did see higher totals along the North Shore between Duluth and Two Harbors. This area saw between 6-9 inches of snowfall.


Light to moderate snow is currently ongoing along the South Shore which will aid in additional snowfall totals for that region.

The official snowfall total for the Duluth International Airport was 4.0 inches. That makes the season average now at an even 50.0 inches. We are still 6.6 inches below where we should be this time of the year, but the deficit is not too significant.

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