Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
159 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

MNZ011-012-018>021-026-182100-
North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-North Itasca-
Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-South Itasca-
Including the cities of Ely, Isabella, Bigfork, Hibbing,
Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Grand Marais, and Grand Rapids
159 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

...VERY HEAVY SNOW CONTINUING OVER MUCH OF NORTHEAST MINNESOTA
THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...

Intense snowfall rates between 1 and 3 inches per hour are likely
to persist over many areas of northeast Minnesota through mid
afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected over the Minnesota
Arrowhead and along the north shore of Lake Superior.

We have received a couple of reports of observed snowfall rates
between 2 and 3 inches per hour since noon along the north shore,
including near Tofte, and in Grand Marais. Visibility in this
heavy snow will be very low, with dangerous near white-out
conditions affecting many areas along the Highway 61 corridor
along the north shore, and also Highways 169, Minnesota Highway 1,
and Highway 53 from just north of Duluth to Orr and Cook.

Roads will be completely snow and ice covered and very slippery.
Try to avoid travel if possible, but if you must travel this
afternoon, allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination
and reduce your speed to allow extra following distance behind the
vehicle in front of you.

Additional snow accumulations across much of the Minnesota
Arrowhead region through this evening should range from 4 to 6
inches, bringing storm totals into the 10 to 14 inch range in many
areas.

$$
 Miller



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