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Saturday PM winter storm update: Blizzard and Gale Warnings for North Shore, Winter Storm Warning for rest of Cook County until Tuesday evening

Mar 23, 2024 06:25PM ● By Content Editor
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By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - March 23, 2024

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued an updated forecast this afternoon for the strong winter storm beginning tomorrow through Tuesday. 

The forecast overall has remained relatively the same for Cook County and Grand Portage. A Blizzard Warning is in effect from 1 pm on Sunday to 7 pm on Tuesday for the North Shore, with an estimated 13" - 20" inches of snow predicted. 1/10 of an inch of ice is also possible, along with wind gusts of 50 mph. 

Related: For Cook County and Grand Portage weather-related delays and closings, click here. If you know of a weather-related delay or closing, please contact us at [email protected]

A Gale Warning is in effect from 1 am Monday to 4 am Tuesday, with east winds at 25-35 kt, with gusts up to 50 kt. Waves 8 - 13 feet are expected. 

For the rest of Cook County and most of Northern Minnesota, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 7 pm on Tuesday. Anywhere from 5"-14" of snow is predicted depending on location (higher amounts closer to shore, less approaching the NW portion of the County. Wind gusts of 35 mph are forecasted. Ice accumulations up to 1/10" are also possible. 





Most areas will start to see snow early afternoon on Sunday and will start to taper off on Tuesday afternoon. 

Travel is expected to be difficult, and the heavy snow, winds, and potential ice could lead to power outages. 


The National Weather Service will be issuing the next update on Sunday morning. 

For the most up-to-date weather information, visit the National Weather Service website here.

For up-to-date road conditions, visit

For more road information, community members in the Cook County Road Report Facebook group often share updates and report various conditions. 

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