Weekend storm total tops 22 inches near Cornucopia

Duluth got 12.5 inches over the weekend. Its seasonal total of 116.4 inches is already the ninth-snowiest ever.

Man using a snow blower to clear snow in a parking lot
A man snowblows a driveway in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood Monday morning.
Katie Rohman / Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH — The weekend storm that has since moved out of the region added to the rapidly rising snow total across the Northland, with 22 inches reported south of Cornucopia and 20.6 inches falling just southwest of Superior. A report of 18.5 inches came form 2 miles north of Two Harbors.

The National Weather Service near Duluth International Airport tallied 12.5 inches. That puts Duluth at 116.4 inches for the entire winter season — already the ninth-snowiest winter since records started in 1870, with several weeks remaining of snow potential before spring settles in.

Man using a snow blower to clear snow in a parking lot
A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from a parking lot at The Overlook apartment building on Glen Place Drive in Duluth on Sunday.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Duluth has received 43 inches more snow than average as of March 13 and is on pace to become a top five-snowiest winter ever with another snowstorm forecast for Thursday into Friday, the National Weather Service noted.

In fact, Duluth is just 7 inches behind the record pace of the snowiest winter ever at this point in 1996, when 135.3 inches fell by season’s end.

Duluth officially has 37 inches of snow on the ground now at the National Weather Service, but some areas to the north and east have nearly 4 feet of snow on the ground.


Duluth schools were canceled Monday because city crews had not plowed many residential streets.

Snow covering vehicles on a street and parking lot
Snow accumulates on vehicles parked along Glen Place Drive in Duluth on Sunday.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Snowfall totals from weekend storm

  • 22 inches — Cornucopia, 3 miles south
  • 20.6 inches — Superior, 2 miles southwest
  • 18.5 inches — Washburn, 2 miles southwest; Two Harbors, 7 miles north
  • 18.2 inches - Castle Danger
  • 16 inches — Finland
  • 14 inches — Rice Lake
  • 13.6 inches — Moose Lake
  • 13 inches — Kenwood neighborhood, Duluth
  • 12.8 inches — Two Harbors, 2 miles southwest
  • 12.5 inches — Hinckley; National Weather Service, Duluth
  • 12 inches — Solon Springs, 5 miles southwest
  • 10.8 inches — Amnicon Falls, 3 miles north
  • 10.6 inches — Mahtowa
  • 5 inches — Sawbill Lake
  • 4.6 inches — International Falls

This story was updated at 11:54 a.m. March 13 to add additional snowfall totals from Wisconsin reported by the National Weather Service. It was originally published at 7:38 a.m. March 13.

The fourth snow day of the winter and counting could result in school schedule changes.

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at
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