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By Mike Creger
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Yep, there's been a lot of snow this month

 

February 15, 2019

Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News

No parking in a snowbank. The day after 5 inches of snow fell, city crews were still cleaning up the piles plowed to the side of Broadway Avenue by the Common Ground coffee shop in the early hours Wednesday. With a break in the snow expected next week, city crews plan to continue cleaning up the excess snow piles.

"Extreme" would be the proper term for the 2019 side of winter so far. More than 20 inches of snow in the first two weeks of February came on the heels of a polar plunge of minus-20s temperatures at the end of January.

Meteorologist William Leatham at the National Weather Service in Duluth said the total snowfall there, 26.5 inches, is a record for the first two weeks of February. The former mark was 24.6 inches in 1939.

Snow totals across Carlton County vary, but mirror the official measurements taken in Duluth.

"I don't know if 'lucky' would be the right term, but we've been hit by a seri...



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