And this is why we stay - to experience the full frontal frigidity of a Minnesota winter. The burning tickle when you inhale deeply, the refreshing ice crystals in your nostrils. When it's this cold the crime rate drops and your garbage doesn't stink. What's not to love! 2 days of pain, and then rapid recovering on Saturday.
Compared to last winter this is turning out to be a cake-walk. There is considerable hand-wringing over today's clipper. The concern isn't falling snow but blowing snow, capable of ground blizzards over much of western Minnesota later today and tonight. Thursday and Friday will be subtle yet blunt reminders that we live in Minnesota, but a rapid rebound is likely by the weekend; a streak of 30s next week. Just a fleeting taste of the arctic...
2 days of (minor) pain is shaping up for late week, but by the time the neighbors really start to gripe the arctic air will lift northward and a Pacific breeze will return. It's a sign of the times, a sign of a relatively easy winter for Minnesota, to date. Will it last? Probably, but it's still early to get cocky.
After 6-10"+ of heavy snow across portions of southern Minnesota Sunday with reports of lightning and thundersnow, Monday will be a much quieter and sunnier day. Highs look to be in the single digits Thursday though. Click for more. - D.J. Kayser
Many across the southern half of the state will wake up to a wintry wonderland on Sunday, which when all is said and done could end up being close to 8 inches of plowable snow along I-90. Meanwhile, folks across the northern half of the state will be lucky to see a few flurries. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Expect a quiet Saturday in the Twin Cities, but snow will move in by Sunday morning. 2-4" of snow is expected in the metro to potentially mess with your Sunday plans, but heavier amounts (5-8") will fall across southern Minnesota. Click for more. - D.J. Kayser
As a weak area of low pressure continues to move southeast across Minnesota, light snow will fall Thursday Night into Friday. While amounts will be less than an inch at MSP, a second system is gearing up for Saturday Night and Sunday that could bring plowable amounts to the region. - D.J. Kayser
Sunny skies will start Thursday in the Twin Cities, but clouds will be on the increase during the day ahead of a weak system that will bring light snow to the metro Thursday night into Friday. More snow is likely as we head into Sunday. Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
One benefit of cooler weather: the SUN should be visible part of today and Thursday. A quick inch is possible Friday, maybe a couple inches from a Sunday clipper. That, my friend, is as exciting as it's going to get. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson