Duluth topped 60 inches of snow so far this winter with 7 inches of new snow from the latest storm as a winter storm warning continues through Thursday.
Most of the Northland has seen 4-8 inches of snow since Wednesday night.
Another 3-10 inches is expected yet today, with the heaviest snow continuing well into the evening in Wisconsin's South Shore snowbelt.
The snow, which was being whipped by brisk northeast winds, was covering roads and making driving difficult in some areas. Snow is expected to snarl traffic through the evening commute.
“For Duluth I’m thinking at least a few more inches today, with the snowfall rates we’re seeing, before it tapers off this evening,’’ said Steve Gohde, who keeps track of snowfall totals for the National Weather Service in Duluth.
The winter storm warning is in effect until 9 p.m. for western counties in the region and until 11:59 p.m. for the Twin Ports, Minnesota Arrowhead and Northwestern Wisconsin.
Snowfall totals by 11 a.m. included 7 inches at Duluth International Airport and more than 8 inches in Grand Rapids, Gary-New Duluth and Federal Dam on Leech Lake.
The all-day snow pushed officials to cancel school today in the Duluth and Proctor districts.
It’s going to get cold after the snow ends, with highs on Friday struggling to hit zero and lows Saturday morning in the teens and 20s below zero.
Thursday is the fourth straight day of new snow in Duluth.
Duluth’s 60 inches compares to just 30 inches in St. Cloud, 33 inches in Fargo, 36 inches in the Twin Cities and a whopping 126 inches in Marquette, Mich.