29. Light snow across the region overnight and this morning.
Radar at 9:44 (screenshot to the right) shows light snow continuing over the region this morning. Surface analysis places a weak trough of low pressure from northwest of Duluth through central Wisconsin, this feature is providing a focus for snow and lake-effect snow to continue.
A Snow and Blowing Snow Advisory remains in effect until midnight tonight for Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron counties (the south shore) for between 4 and 8 inches of total accumulation, with less amounts inland.
Accumulations from last night.
I plotted local storm reports on a map (to the left) from NWS Duluth and Minneapolis, there are no reports from Marquette at this time.The highest accumulations have been reported in Maple (Douglas Co., 6.6 inches) and 5 SE of Herbster (Bayfield Co., 5.5 inches). I will admit that I have not gone out to measure my snow yet... it's still snowing. A upper-level trough is expected to slide across the area from southern Canada by this evening, providing more lift for the snow to continue.
The picture (to the right) is my view out of the kitchen window this morning. Fresh snow on the spruce branches and around 18 inches of snow on the ground.
I have almost calm winds here, there is occasionally a light breeze from the north; all the trees and the hills help shelter the house here. After a low temperature of 10.2 degrees at 7:41 this morning, it has warmed only a few degrees, with pressure slowly rising (29.75 "Hg currently).
The NWS forecast calls for my temperatures to hold steady into the afternoon before falling to the negative single digits by tomorrow morning.