TWO HARBORS, Minn. - If you're looking for someone to whine about our early December snow deluge, don't ask Deanna Larson her opinion.
As owner of Dixie Bar and Grill near Two Harbors, she's hoping it won't stop until the snowmobilers come and get their fill... and spend plenty of money at her place while doing it.
In two days time parts of the North Shore, including Two Harbors, have received more than two feet, and some maps say residents will get up to three feet before the flakes start falling.
All that snow isn't all folks are dealing with: Wind gusts in the 40 mph range are creating white-out conditions. Many local schools have closed, as have the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
"We don't get three-day snowfalls very often ... every few years. Even for the North Shore and Duluth, for a storm to hit 30 inches, that's pretty unusual," Carol Christenson, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Duluth, told the Duluth News Tribune."For us to even forecast snow totals like this, it goes against the averages."