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

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All Cloquet School district after school activities and evening games are cancelled
Cloquet Minnesota 122 Avenue C 55720

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 IT
TRACKS NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BY THIS EVENING...THEN
ACROSS CENTRAL LAKE SUPERIOR FRIDAY. LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO
THE NORTHLAND LATE THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY LATER
THIS AFTERNOON. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL ALSO PRODUCE STRONG WINDS
TONIGHT AND THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY WHICH WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING 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...PHILLIPS
933 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 SNOW
ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED...AND THAT SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH
PER HOUR OR GREATER CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES. EXPECT SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...EXERCISE
EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

 

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