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January 21, 2021

SnowScoop Video Forecast

1-4 Day Forecast:

No major changes. LES will bring light to moderate totals to the UP and NWL MI snow belts later today into tomorrow and then an area of low pressure is still seen to develop snows into the north western Midwest later Saturday and spread them into the rest of the northern Midwest Sat night and Sunday.

Things will be fairly quiet for the early stages of today and then by midday today into tonight and tomorrow, the next LES event looks to take place. That one looks to be fairly similar to the one that occurred early this week, with the potential for slightly higher totals in most cases. It looks like a general 3-6″ fall fall in most of the western UP snow belts from the Porkies through the higher terrain of the Keweenaw and also from Munising to Whitefish Bay.  Some 6″+ totals will also be possible- especially in the highest of elevations.

That LES will taper off in most areas by later tonight night in the UP and across NWL MI the first half of Saturday. 

An area of low pressure will then begin developing in SD and MN later Saturday and then into the rest of MN, most of WI, the UP and lower MI for Saturday night and Sunday. As things stand right now, that system looks to bring a general 3-6″ to most areas just mentioned, with the potential for some 6″+ totals- especially across southern MN and central WI. 

Temps will be cooling as we go through the day today and by tomorrow and the weekend, highs look to be running in the teens to mid 20’s in the the Northwoods.

5-10 Day Forecast:

The European still sees a quick follow up low for Monday to bring snows to much of IA, northern IL and southern sections of WI/MI for Monday. Early ideas with this event are for a general 4-8″ to fall, with the potential for some 8″+ totals to occur as well.

Another area of low pressure is indicated to bring the potential for moderate to heavy snows to north central NE, with lighter totals across the rest of MN and into most of the UP, the northern 1/2 of WI and northern 1/3rd of lower MI by around the 28th and 29th. 

Temps for next week look to run in the low to mid 20’s across the Northwood, with the freeze line sitting down near I-80. 

The 11-16 day period indicates a fairly west to east flow aloft, with some imbedded waves of energy to produce above average temps and some areas of low pressure to bring chances for snow in the northern 1/3rd to 1/2 of the Midwest, with rains south.


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