Cass Lake is beginning to melt
This is on Highway 194 between Hermantown and Saginaw
The Lion’s Club parked a car on frozen Cass Lake which is a couple hours west of Duluth. It is a game or fundraiser to guess when the ice will melt and the car will sink into the lake.
See the ships to the right hand side of the photo
Yesterday I noticed city workers taking town “Christmas trees” in the the boulevard center. I also realized that much of the snow was gone…at least at that location. In other spots we still have 2 to 3 feet of snow.
The silver of blue is open water in the harbor. It had been opened by an ice cutter.
The canopy on this gas station tipped over today. No one was here. This is the Spur Station at Sixth Avenue East and East Sixth Street tipped over today. The cause is still under investigation. Some speculated it was the weight of the snow, but others are speculating that but uneven melting and a resulting shift in the balance of weight could have placed unusual strains on the structure.
A storm arrived at about 3:35 p.m. Many of the schools have announced that they are closed tomorrow.