The table (to the right) shows the most recent NWS Spotter reports along the south shore of Lake Superior.
The event began around 7:00 this morning as a northeast wind brought a very large band of lake-effect snow to Douglas, Bayfield, and Ashland counties.
Now, at 17:45, winds are beginning to veer to the east and southeast, pushing the lake-effect snow band off shore of the Wisconsin counties.
Looking ahead to Saturday and Sunday.
Already a whole slew of headlines have been posted for all of North & South Dakota, as well as Minnesota & Wisconsin. This map (to the left) is cropped from MichiganWxSystem.com and shows all the counties under winter weather headlines.
A number of locations have been issued a Winter Storm Watch, so once more information can be determined, the Watches may be upgraded to Warnings.
It looks like most locations from the eastern Dakotas across northern Wisconsin will see up to 8 inches of snow by Sunday evening. In addition, the extremely strong winds will turn certain locations into a winter whirlwind... Blizzard Warnings have been issued for that threat. Wind gusts up to 40 mph will also create dangerous windchills across much of the region into Monday.
One picture sums it all up.
Again, I found a graphic that I like from NWS Milwaukee. I love how broad they paint the landscape sometimes :)
This image (to the right) is their Daily Weather Story and shows a pretty clear image of what to expect with the next storm system.