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Winter serves up one-two punch

Pick your poison -- whatever you like about winter weather you are sure to get some this week. If you are partial to big dollops of snow, that's already happening along the eastern South Shore and is expected across most of the Northland by Tuesd...

Pick your poison -- whatever you like about winter weather you are sure to get some this week.

If you are partial to big dollops of snow, that's already happening along the eastern South Shore and is expected across most of the Northland by Tuesday night and Wednesday.

If you like bone-chilling cold, maybe with some wind, that will settle in Wednesday night and last through the weekend.

Avoiding hyperbole, here's the latest word directly from the National Weather Service in Duluth:

# A winter storm watch starts Tuesday afternoon and runs through Wednesday night for most of east-central and Northeastern Minnesota and all of northern Wisconsin.

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# Accumulating lake-effect snow should start late Tuesday afternoon along the North Shore, spurred by winds over Lake Superior, with widespread snow across most of the Northland starting Tuesday night.

# Six inches or more of snow is expected by Wednesday night in Northeastern Minnesota, with eight inches or more likely in northern Wisconsin. Fewer amounts will fall north and west of the Iron Range, which received six inches last week.

# Northeast winds could gust to 30 mph and higher, creating near whiteout conditions at times during the storm.

# Temperatures will drop into near and below zero by Wednesday night, with wind chills into the teens below zero. High temperatures for Thursday will hit single digits and teens Friday and Saturday.

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