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All Cloquet School district after school activities and evening games are cancelled

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Superintendent Ken Scarbrough sent out an announcement today (Thursday, Feb. 20) noting that all Cloquet School District after-school activities, games, or events are cancelled this evening due to the impending snow storm.

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Speaking of the weather, here's the latest from the National Weather Service office in Duluth.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN933 AM CST THU FEB 20 2014...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE NORTHLANDTHURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT....A DOUBLE-BARRELED WINTER STORM WILL HIT THE NORTHLAND TODAY. ANORTHERN SYSTEM WILL BE MOVING ACROSS NORTHERN MINNESOTA TODAYAND BRING SNOW SHOWERS TO THE REGION. IN THE MEANTIME...ANOTHERMUCH STRONGER STORM IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL STRENGTHEN AS ITTRACKS NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BY THIS EVENING...THENACROSS CENTRAL LAKE SUPERIOR FRIDAY. LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD INTOTHE NORTHLAND LATE THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY LATERTHIS AFTERNOON. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL ALSO PRODUCE STRONG WINDSTONIGHT AND THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY WHICH WILL CAUSE BLOWING ANDDRIFTING SNOW.MNZ011-012-019>021-037-038-WIZ001>004-006>009-202200-/O.CON.KDLH.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-140221T1800Z/NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELY...ISABELLA...HIBBING...TWO HARBORS...GRAND MARAIS...DULUTH...CLOQUET...HINCKLEY...SUPERIOR...WASHBURN...ASHLAND...HURLEY...GRANTSBURG...SPOONER...HAYWARD...PHILLIPS933 AM CST THU FEB 20 2014...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY...* LOCATION...EAST OF A LINE FROM KABETOGEMA LAKE TO NEAR PINE CITY MINNESOTA INCLUDING NORTHWEST WISCONSIN. THIS INCLUDES HIBBING...VIRGINIA...ELY...GRAND MARAIS...DULUTH...SUPERIOR... HINCKLEY... ASHLAND...HAYWARD...PHILLIPS AND HURLEY.* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 6 PM TONIGHT AND 6 AM FRIDAY. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 INCH PER HOUR ARE EXPECTED FROM 6 PM TO MIDNIGHT.* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THE HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS WILL OCCUR ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE MINNESOTA ARROWHEAD AND ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN WHERE 14 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IS FORECAST. OTHER AREAS FURTHER TO THE WEST...INCLUDING HIBBING...DULUTH AND PINE CITY WILL SEE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 10 TO 14 INCHES. 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON.* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST TO 40 MPH TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE DRIVING EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. THERE WILL BE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...AT TIMES THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN RURAL AREAS. THE SNOW WILL BE THE HEAVY WET VARIETY. WHEN CLEARING SNOW AFTER THE STORM MAKE SURE YOU TAKE BREAKS AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. THE HEAVY WET SNOW MAY BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. STOCK UP ON NEEDED ITEMS FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND NON- PERISHABLE ITEMS.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS HEAVY SNOWACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED...AND THAT SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCHPER HOUR OR GREATER CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES. EXPECT SNOW COVEREDROADS AND VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...EXERCISEEXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

 

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