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"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?" Bob King/Duluth News Tribune

Season now third on Duluth’s all-time snowiest list

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DULUTH -- The good news for Duluth residents is the sun should spur some more melting today. The bad news is that there’s a 50 percent chance of a little more snow early Monday morning.

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Snowfall from Thursday into Friday ranged from a couple of inches south of the Duluth-Superior, Wis., area to nearly 5 inches at the Duluth airport, 9 inches in Silver Bay and more than 13 inches along the Gunflint Trail.

And this is getting to be late April?

The latest snow pushed Duluth’s seasonal total to 130.2 inches, making this winter its third-snowiest on record and bumping last year from third to fourth. The city is now less than a half-foot away from the record.

Melting will continue today with highs near 40, but temperatures are expected to remain cool, below normal, until Thursday, when the region might see 50 degrees or warmer again.

The forecast calls for higher than normal temperatures by Friday.

Top 10 snowiest winters on record in Duluth

1. 1995-96, 135.4 inches

2. 1949-50, 131.8 inches

3. 2013-14, 130.2 inches (as of Friday)

4. 2012-13, 129.4 inches

5. 1996-97, 128.2 inches

6. 1968-69, 121 inches

7. 1988-89, 119.1 inches

8. 1970-71, 116.9 inches

9. 1964-65, 110.8 inches

10. 2003-04, 109.9 inches

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