Many people are asking the same question across the Northland this winter season; "Where is the snow?" We have been in a very stagnant weather pattern that is not very typical of La Nina which is occurring now. A split flow in the upper winds has produced two main branches of the jet stream.The southern branch has been associated with the formation of the main storm systems. These storms have tried to move north...but they encounter the northern branch of the jet stream which then pushes the system well south and east of the area. Until a major shift occurs with this pattern...no significant change is expected.
Here are some statistics for Duluth and International Falls: