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      Snow Winding Down; Cold Returns

      Our current snow-makerâ??a low pressure area in Wisconsin along a cold frontâ??will move out of the area this evening and early tonight. That means snow will be winding down from west to east. The snow began diminishing over western sections during the mid-afternoon. It never really got going farther north in the Copper Country as the system moved too far south.

      As for amounts, it appears central sections from near Iron Mountain to Munising had the heaviest snowfall. While at this writing we had no specific snow amounts, the Ford Airport at Kingsford had moderate snow with half-mile visibility for over six consecutive hours.

      Behind the front, colder air will filter in over night. Over the far west at Ironwood, the temperature fell slowly all day. It started out at 20 about sunrise and by late afternoon the reading was down to 12 above. Farther upstream despite sunny skies, temperatures were in the single digits below zero at International Falls.

      Lows tonight will be highly dependent on cloud cover. It appears the western half of Upper Michigan outside of the far northwest has the best chance of clearing tonight. There temperatures have a good chance of falling below zero. Friday should be sunny and cold with some lingering flurries over portions of the Copper Country mainly in the morning.