Duluth has doubled its seasonal snowfall in the past weekRemember how, a couple weeks ago, there were patches of bare ground in Duluth and continuing talk of the "un"-winter of 2011-12? All that seems like a distant memory now.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Remember how, a couple weeks ago, there were patches of bare ground in Duluth and continuing talk of the "un"-winter of 2011-12? All that seems like a distant memory now.
Lake-effect snow bands dropped several more inches of snow on Duluth and locations along the North Shore today, pushing weekend snow totals well in excess of a foot in some locations. That's on top of the nearly a foot of snow that fell Wednesday. And a few inches fell the previous Sunday, too. In all, Duluth has more than doubled its seasonal snow total in the past week.
All advisories and warnings have been canceled as of 4 p.m. today.
Today's snowfall was caused by persistent east winds off Lake Superior that created favorable conditions for lake-effect snow bands.
In all, through this afternoon, the National Weather Service office near the Duluth airport has recorded 24.1 inches of snow since last Sunday. Prior to last Sunday, the snowfall for the entire season stood at 23.4 inches.
However, we're still far off the average snowfall in Duluth by almost 21 inches for this point in the winter.