Big White Blanket: Brainerd Lakes Area Could See 10-13 Inches This Weekend

Credit: National Weather Service-Twins Cities

Batten down the hatches… Women and children first… Oh the humanity… more snow is coming.

Believe what you like, some are saying that the patterns don’t match with the predicted totals, but the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from Midnight tonight (Friday) until 8 a.m. on Sunday. A predicted 10-13 inches of snow could saturate the listening area and make for dicey road conditions.

Credit: National Weather Service-Twins Cities

Travel conditions are anticipated to be difficult to even treacherous at times during the time of the warning.

If true, this will surpass the 6 inches of snow that blanketed the Lakes Area in 2010 and could be one of the biggest November snowfalls in the last 25 years. Just 3 years ago, on November 18th, 2016 after a sunny morning, a Winter Storm Warning was issued, then upgraded to a BLIZZARD warning. An estimated 10 inches of snow fell during the day with a final snow total of 10 – 12 inches in Brainerd with 13 or more inches to the north around Gull Lake and Breezy Point.

Our B 93.3 meteorologist Stu Muck is forecasting more of a 3-6 inch total for the area, as he believes the patterns are not lining up with large totals predicted by the NWS.