At last, a real Northland winter (in March!)Just walk down the sidewalk (if it's been cleared, ahem) and see for yourself -- there's lots of snow in Carlton County and temperatures are mostly below freezing, so seize the moment, folks. Last year at this time, temperatures were above 60 degrees.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
It may be March 21, but skiing this winter has never been better. Conditions are perfect for snowmobiling, snow shoeing and a myriad of other outdoor sports.
In fact, one Cloquet ski jumper complained Tuesday night that there was too much snow.
According to National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kraujalis, winter sports enthusiasts have at least another week to enjoy near-perfect conditions.
“I think you should be able to keep skiing until further notice,” said Kraujalis on Wednesday, noting that he expects temperatures to stay below normal for the next five to seven days.
On Tuesday, the high temperature in Duluth was 18 degrees, compared to the record high of 62 degrees recorded last March 20, a difference of 40 degrees.
Snowfall for the season in the Duluth area is sitting three inches above normal, Kraujalis said, at 78.3 inches compared to the usual 75.1inches.
“This is the 10th snowiest March we’ve had in Duluth,” he said, noting that the area surrounding Duluth also falls into that category. “I think things are going to slow down in the snow department though.”
Look for temperatures next week to stay below 40 degrees, he said.
Don’t pack away the skis yet.