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Who ordered the slushy? Spring snowstorm may dump a foot on NE Minn.

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A man returns to his car after taking a picture of the scene in Canal Park
A man returns to his car after taking a picture of the scene in Canal Park on April 11, 2019, as a strong spring storm reached Duluth. A spring storm could dump 4 to 8 inches of snow along the shoreline of Lake Superior in Duluth and up the North Shore Wednesday night and early Thursday.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News

A spring storm could bring up to 12 inches of snow to higher elevations along Lake Superior Wednesday night and early Thursday.

Yes, that is correct, and it will probably be a record for the date.

The storm is predicted to dump 4 to 8 inches of snow along the shoreline of Lake Superior in Duluth and up the North Shore, the National Weather Service said Wednesday afternoon.

"There's no sun that's going to be melting the snow," said National Weather Service lead forecaster Jonathan Wolfe. "You might have warm ground temperatures, but the snowfall rates are going to be high enough, so that, once it starts getting that layer of a half an inch of snow, you'll get quick accumulations thereafter."

Winds gusting to 40 miles per hour in Duluth will also cause big waves and blizzard conditions, and heavy snow could also cause power outages and hazardous driving conditions, he added.