The Northland got an early start on the winter season this year; with record cold temperatures starting the month, and a snowstorm bringing heavy snow the day before Thanksgiving. Predictions from forecasters suggested the first of two storms to end the month of November would bring 6-10 inches of snow to most places, and those prognostications proved to be generally accurate. Tap here to see the full-size estimates map from above.

Here are the top snowfall totals from the National Weather Service from the pre-Thanksgiving 2019 storm:

  • 20 inches - Gile, WI
  • 15.5 inches - 4.1 miles ENE of Cornucopia
  • 13 inches - Herbster, WI
  • 12 inches - Poplar, WI
  • 10.4 inches - 7 miles ESE of Superior. WI
  • 10.3 inches - Mahtowa, MN
  • 9.5 inches - Phillips, WI
  • 9.5 inches - Holyoke, MN
  • 9 inches - Brule, WI
  • 8.5 inches - 2 mikes NNW of Gary New Duluth
  • 8.5 inches - Grand View, WI
  • 7.5 inches - Cloquet
  • 7.1 inches - Silver Bay, MN
  • 7.1 inches - Ashland, WI
  • 7 inches - Duluth NWS Office
  • 6.5 inches - Moose Lake, MN
  • 6 inches - Rice Lake, MN

There is another storm on the way for the weekend, with some forecasts pointing to 12 or more inches of additional snow on top of what we saw before Thanksgiving.

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