Please see the attached briefing for details on the system that will impact the Northland this week.A webinar has been scheduled for 11AM Wednesday, December 21st, covering the Winter Storm and its potential impacts on holiday travel. Please register at the following link: MESSAGES————————-* Snow is forecast to begin to overspread northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin through the day on Wednesday. Snow may continue, especially for northwest Wisconsin, into Saturday.* Prolonged high winds, with north to northwest gusts around 45 mph are forecast starting Thursday night. Higher gusts are possible near Lake Superior. Winds will significantly increase Thursday night and remain strong through at least Saturday. Snow-loaded trees from the previous storm combined with strong winds are a concern for additional tree damage and power outages. Significantly reduced visibility in blowing snow is expected. Blizzard conditions are possible.* Heavy snow is possible, especially for most of northwest Wisconsin, the I-35 corridor and the Arrowhead of Minnesota. The greatest accumulations are expected for the favored South Shore Lake Effect Snow belts, where at least 12” of snow by Saturday is likely.* There is increasing confidence for difficult driving conditions impacting pre-Christmas travel across the region.RECENT CHANGES———* Winter Storm Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories* Wind Chill Advisory in effect for tonightNEXT BRIEFING SCHEDULED—————* Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by 5 am CSTUseful Links—————-NWS Duluth Website: Duluth Facebook Page: Duluth Twitter: Forecast Details (Experimental): Road Conditions: http://www.511mn.orgWIDOT Road Conditions: http://www.511wi.govIf you have any questions, you can reply to this email or reach us directly by phone 24×7 at 218-729-0653.Thank you,Ketzel, Woody, Lee, Nathan, Patrick, Joe, Jonathan, Bryan and the Team at NWS DuluthNational Weather Service, Duluth, MN

Damon Day Bois Forte Emergency Preparedness Director