Updated: Superior cancels school Thursday
School has been canceled for Superior students tomorrow. District administrators said their big concern wasn’t the morning commute, it was getting students safely home.
“All indications are that the winter snow storm will arrive in the Twin Ports Thursday morning with the heaviest accumulations expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning,” the district wrote in an email. “Whiteout conditions are predicted and travel will be hazardous. After conversations with the National Weather Service, schools in the School District of Superior are cancelled on Thursday. A decision about school cancellation on Friday will be made Thursday afternoon.”
With the snowstorm expected to drop up to 10 inches of snow on the Twin Ports Thursday and Friday, a number of events are already being rescheduled.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Open House will now take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 20.
The Fairlawn Garden talk, originally set for Thursday, has been rescheduled for 6-8 p.m. Feb. 27.
The WIAA boys hockey playoff game between Superior and Menomonie has been rescheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wessman Arena. The Superior school district is still working on a make-up date for the girls hockey playoff game.
The school district will continue to monitor weather conditions for Friday. Should conditions warrant school cancellations, an announcement will be made early Friday morning.
Other cancellations include "Agricultural Lease and Rental Agreement " Session that was scheduled for tonight at 7:00 at Northwestern High School in Maple.
Effective at sunset tonight, the National Park Service (NPS) will temporarily close access to the Mainland Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore due to the impending winter storm. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a “significant winter storm” warning for the area until noon Friday, projecting heavy snows up to 14-18 inches. More importantly for the stability and safety of the ice pack, the NWS is forecasting strong winds tonight and throughout the day Friday, with gusts up to 40 mph.