Winter Storm Strikes

This is why I dislike early summer weather in the great white north. As soon as I commit to embracing the unseasonably warm and wonderful temperatures another snowstorm strikes.

Just when I had visions of biking the dry dirt roads and hiking the snow free trails winter decides to give us another dose of “it’s not over yet.”  Today the kids have another Snow Day!

The roof at Voyageur was free of snow. I made sure of it this past weekend as I raked the last of it from the roof and then shoveled it off of the deck barefoot and in shorts and a tank top! I had said my tearful good-byes to my snowshoes and cross-country skis.

And now this. Smile, take a deep breath and enjoy the moment for it too shall pass.

Northern Cook / Northern Lake, Southern Cook / North Shore, Cook County

Winter Storm Warning issued March 16 at 4:09AM CDT until March 17 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS Duluth
Issued: Wednesday, Mar 16 at 04:09 am
Expires: Thursday, Mar 17 at 07:00 am
…POWERFUL SNOW STORM TO AFFECT THE NORTHLAND TODAY…
.RAIN WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION
TODAY…AS A POWERFUL SPRING STORM LIFTS NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE
GREAT LAKES REGION. VERY HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES AND HEAVY WET SNOW
WILL RESULT IN RAPIDLY WORSENING TRAVEL AND ROAD CONDITIONS THIS
MORNING…WITH LOW VISIBILITY AND VERY SLICK ROADS AREA-WIDE. THE
MORNING COMMUTE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY AFFECTED IN THE DULUTH-
SUPERIOR AREAS. SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
DAY…GRADUALLY ENDING TONIGHT ACROSS MOST OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA.
HOWEVER…SNOWFALL WILL LINGER IN THE TWIN PORTS AREA AND ALONG
THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR INTO THURSDAY MORNING. THOSE WITH
TRAVEL PLANS TODAY AND THURSDAY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR EXTREMELY
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY…
* LOCATIONS…THE MINNESOTA ARROWHEAD…INCLUDING TWO HARBORS…
SILVER BAY…ISABELLA…LUTSEN…GRAND MARAIS AND GRAND
PORTAGE.
* TIMING…TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. THE MOST INTENSE SNOW IS
EXPECTED THROUGH MID AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…8 TO 13 INCHES.
* VISIBILITIES…A QUARTER TO A HALF MILE IN HEAVY SNOW.
* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
* IMPACTS…SNOW WILL COMPACT TO ICE RESULTING IN EXTREMELY
SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS. HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ALSO ACCUMULATE ON
TREES AND POWER LINES…AND COULD RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE AND
POWER OUTAGES.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE DANGEROUSLY LOW VISIBILITY AN DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. EXPECT SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…USE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. KEEP A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE… INCLUDING A FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER.

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