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Another round of accumulating snow is in the forecast for the Northland for Friday night into Saturday, as the region's early-season plunge into winter continues. No advisories or warnings had been issued as of Thursday evening, but the National Weather Service said much of the region may see 2 to 5 inches of snow by Saturday morning -- the Minnesota firearms deer season opener -- with locally higher amounts along the North Shore.
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Snow totals from around the Northland through 11 a.m. Thursday, as relayed by the National Weather Service:
Snow has ended across the Northland, but drivers should watch out for hazardous road conditions across the region this morning. The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation reported that roads were snow- and ice-covered across much of the Northland as of 6 a.m. There also was some fog in the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Northeastern Minnesota for Wednesday and Wednesday night, for the potential of 3 to 5 inches of snow with locally higher amounts.
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Winter weather advisories are in effect for the overnight hours for parts of Northwestern Wisconsin, as snow is forecast to continue through early Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service reported. An advisory is in effect until 5 a.m. Tuesday for Douglas and Bayfield counties, for an additional 1 to 4 inches of snow -- with the higher totals in the northern parts of those counties.
Snow totals reported to the National Weather Service in Duluth as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Snow continues to fall in some locations in Northwestern Wisconsin, so these are not necessarily final amounts.
Some parts of the Lakewalk in Duluth that were closed in the wake of Friday's storm have reopened, city officials reported at noon Saturday. City crews have been "working diligently since yesterday's winter storm to clear debris from the Lakewalk Trail and (the city) is reopening the section from the Endion Station public restrooms to the Portland Malt Shoppe and Fitger's Complex area. The asphalt portion of the trail is clear but users should avoid the boardwalk due some disjointed planks," the city reported.
Snow continues to fall in much of the Northland this morning as an early-season winter storm moves through the region. Some northern locations may see a half-foot of snow or more by later today, and strong winds are forecast to continue for all areas. Some major power outages already have been reported.