4-7" Expected - 8" South of Minnesota River; Very Slow PM Commute
February 2, 2016 — 9:21am
Latest Numbers. Here is the latest HopoWRF (3 KM) model, showing 4-7" amounts by 10 PM tonight. The best chance of 6-8": south metro, from Shakopee and Lakeville to Eagan and Stillwater. The far northern suburbs may only pick up a couple inches, closer to 5-6" in the downtowns by tonight. Not the end of the world - but probably the biggest snowfall of our (relatively easy) winter, to date.
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