Blizzard warnings issued for Carlton County, North Shore

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only

 

December 9, 2022



The National Weather Service office in Duluth has upgraded its Winter Storm Warning to a Blizzard Warning for all of Carlton County, southern St. Louis County and areas along the western shore of Lake Superior all the way to the Canadian border. the warning is in effect from 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 13) until 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

Here is the warning posted at 1:39 p.m. today:

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of

10 to 17 inches, except 16 to 24 inches for the higher terrain

of the North Shore and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of

an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Carlton and South St. Louis County. This includes the Tribal Lands of the Fond du Lac Band.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The

hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heavy snowfall combined with strong winds will cause snow loading on trees and powerlines. This will likely cause power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org for Minnesota or 511wi.gov for Wisconsin.

 
 

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