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Blizzard warning posted for North Shore

Bo’s Garage owner Beau Baker blows snow onto a nearly shoulder-high bank along Grand Avenue on Thursday. Duluth broke the record for February snowfall Saturday. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com

A blizzard warning is in effect for the North Shore beginning at midnight and continuing until 6 p.m. Sunday.

The National Weather Services said strong northwest winds today will create blowing and drifting snow across the region, especially over Northwestern Wisconsin and along the North Shore — including Two Harbors, Silver Bay and Grand Marais — where gusts as high as 50 mph are possible.

Heaviest snow amounts are predicted in Northwestern Wisconsin, where totals are expected to range from 4 to 15 inches. A winter storm warning was issued for Ashland, Price, Iron, Washburn, Bayfield and Sawyer counties from 9 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday

A winter weather advisory was posted for the remainder of the Northland from midnight to 6 p.m. on Sunday, with 1-4 inches of snow predicted.

Meanwhile, Duluth on Saturday reached a record amount of snow for the month of February.

The snow total for the month near the Duluth International Airport reached 34.2 inches on Saturday, said Kirsten Chaney, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. That eclipsed the old February record of 33.9.

As if all that isn’t enough, the weather service is predicting a return of bitterly cold wind chills Sunday night into Monday morning. Wind chills are expected to range from 25-40 below zero.

CHUM announced that the City Center West Warming Center at 5830 Grand Ave. will be open from 10 p.m. on Sunday until 6:30 a.m. Monday.  

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