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2022 North Shore Winter Storm photo contest winners

Dec 21, 2022 10:42AM ● By Content Editor
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From Boreal Community Media - December 21, 2022

A huge thanks to all who entered the 2022 North Shore Winter Storm photo contest. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the photos that came in!

This record-breaking storm (that the National Weather Service in Duluth named the “Blue Blizzard" of December 13-16, 2022) was unique because of the beautiful 'blue' color that would appear in the snow. 

According to the NWS: “The density of the snowpack exacerbated the quality of the snow to absorb the red end of the visible light spectrum, transmitting the blue end
which led to many folks observing a glacier blue in holes and cracks in the snow.
Because of this blue color as well as the very wet quality of the snowfall, NWS has
taken to referring to this as the Blue Blizzard of 2022. Parts of the region received
up to 30 inches of snow during the powerful and long-duration winter storm.”

The top three winners are listed below. To see all of the submissions, click here. 

 First place winner of the $50 gift card to Blue Water Cafe: Linda Moss for her photograph entitled “North Brule River”


Second place winner of a choice between a Boreal long-sleeved shirt or mug: Dusty Nelm

 Third place winner of a choice between a Boreal long-sleeved shirt or mug: Amy Borchers for her photo named “Mom’s Little Helper”


Congratulations to all three winners, and thanks again to all who sent in photos!

Thanks to Lake Superior News and Northern News Now (click on the 6pm newscast from December 21 - it starts around the 15 minute mark) for sharing the winning photos!


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