Snowfall adding up, tapers off Monday night

More than a foot in northwest Minnesota, a few inches for Twin Cities

Twin Cities National Weather Service

This is the storm that keeps on giving to Minnesota.

A second low-pressure system over Lake Michigan has absorbed our weekend storm that brought ice and rain to the Twin Cities, and heavy snow up north.

Snowfall totals
Snowfall totals
Twin Cities National Weather Service

A few more inches

Snowfall continues through the evening for much of eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Winter storm warnings are up until midnight for northeast Minnesota and Wisconsin. The warning zone includes the eastern Twin Cities. Winter weather advisories cover the rest of the Twin Cities and most of Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas.

Twin Cities National Weather Service

Radar, satellite, and model trends suggest snowfall of varying intensity across eastern Minnesota through Monday evening. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s NAM 3 km resolution model seems to have a decent handle on trends through Monday night.

Snow should taper off quickly by around midnight as the system pulls off to the east.

NOAA NAM 3 km model through tonight
NOAA NAM 3 km model snowfall depiction through Monday night.
NOAA, via tropical tidbits

Plowable totals

Expect another 1 to 3-plus inches of snow for the Twin Cities to Duluth and the North Shore. Heavier totals will fall in Wisconsin closer to the storm center.

European model (ECMWF) snowfall output
Snowfall output
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via pivotal weather

Heavy snow up north

There are some prolific snowfall totals up to 18 inches from the weekend through Monday in northwest Minnesota. About 16 inches has fallen near Red Lake. Fargo, N.D., Grand Forks, N.D., and Bemidji, Minn., have tallied around 13 inches.

Snowfall continues heavy at times for the North Shore with some lake-enhanced totals.

The rest of the week looks fairly quiet after Monday.

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