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New snow lifts Duluth’s seasonal total to fourth highest on record

It wasn't exactly the best day on Thursday, but Durga Sahu (left) and Daryl Larson didn't want to wait until Saturday for sucker fishing, so they practiced a little catch and release on Lake Bemidji.1 / 2
"I feel like I'm in a snow globe," said Connie Sylvester of Duluth, as she stayed cozy inside Jitters enjoying a snack and coffee with her husband Daryl during Thursday afternoon's heavy snowfall. "The snow is hard," said Sylvester, "but it happens, so what do you do?"2 / 2

DULUTH -- The National Weather Service in Duluth reported that the city had seen 3.4 inches of new snow as of 9 p.m. Thursday, raising the seasonal snowfall to 128.7 inches — fourth greatest on record for the city.

Additional snowfall later Thursday and early Friday may push the city even higher on its list of the snowiest winters.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for Carlton and southern St. Louis counties until midnight, with possible snowfall totals of 3 to 5 inches.

To the northeast, a winter storm warning was in effect for Cook and Lake counties until noon Friday, with snowfall reaching 6 to 13 inches.

A winter weather advisory also was in effect until 7 a.m. Friday for the Iron Range, International Falls and Ely, where snowfall of 3 to 7 inches was expected.

Duluth’s snowiest winter was in 1995-96, when 135.4 inches fell, followed by 131.8 inches in 1949-50 and 129.4 inches last winter.

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