We hadn’t had much of a winter in Duluth this year – until today. A Leap Day Blizzard swept into town. This morning, snow was falling more than 1″ an hour while the winds howled by, gusting to 55 mph down by Lake Superior.
This is really difficult for the folks who have to work in it. I’m really grateful -and amazed – to find all sorts of people working on campus today. This photo from the Duluth News Tribune photo gallery captures the Northland‘s spirit – doctors who chose their homes so they can ski to work when the going gets tough.
The storm has a terrible beauty – nothing to play around with, but something that evokes awe. One of the blessings of living in Duluth is the reminder, every year, that all of our technology and fancy gadgets are a flimsy match for the real forces of nature.
- Peak of Northland storm expected between midnight and noon (duluthnewstribune.com)
- Breaking News: Blizzard warning issued for Twin Ports (duluthnewstribune.com)
- Duluth, Hermantown schools closed today (duluthnewstribune.com)
- Spirit Mountain closed today (duluthnewstribune.com)
- Proctor, Superior schools closed today (duluthnewstribune.com)
- Lake Superior College closed today (duluthnewstribune.com)
- Weather Channel plans to report from Duluth during storm (duluthnewstribune.com)