Snow, cold mark end of 2021

Snow adds up, but temps nosedive


December 31, 2021

Jana Peterson

Kayla Covington shovels snow in front of her family's Carlton Avenue home in Cloquet Monday. She's glad for the snow but not rising early during vacation days to move it.

Santa came through for winter sports fans. After back-to-back storms starting the night after Christmas - once he and the reindeer were safely back in the North Pole - there is now plenty of snow for cross country skiing, sledding and even snowmobiling.

The National Weather Service in Duluth estimated Carlton County got between 12 and 14 inches of snow this week, depending on where in the county. The folks at the Cloquet Forestry Center measured a total of closer to 10 inches, with a base of about 12.5 inches out in the open.

"I'm super pumped because I can snowmobile now," said Lon St. Arn...

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