HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY:
Heavy Snow Followed By Extreme Cold
Some of the coldest in several years will arrive in the Twin Cities this week!
"Extremely cold conditions are expected from early Tuesday through Thursday of next week. Plan for wind chills from -30F to -50F. Wind chills of these values can cause frostbite to exposed skin in a matter of minutes."
HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
Timing the Snow
I've always wanted to know where the punch comes from, so here it is. This is what our next clipper looks like that will drop plowable snow across the region. It's actually a very potent Canadian Clipper that will bring some of the heaviest snow, we've seen in quite some time to the Twin Cities Metro! The hit will arrive early Sunday afternooon and last through midday Monday.
By Paul Douglas
SUNDAY: PM Snow 4-8". Winds: SE 10-20. High: 6.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Snowy. Winds: NNE 10-15. Low: 2.
MONDAY: Slow AM commute. Snow tapers. Winds: NW 10-15. High: 10.
TUESDAY: Sunny peaks, an Arctic breeze. Winds: NW 10-20. Wake-up: -13. High: -8.
WEDNESDAY: Coldest Day. Feels like -40F at times. Winds: NW 10-20. Wake-up: -22. High: -20.
THURSDAY: Yukon delight! Less wind, still numb. Winds: S 5-10. Wake-up: -24. High: -2.
FRIDAY: Peeks of sun. Not as harsh." Winds: E 7-12. Wake-up: -2. High: 16.
SATURDAY: Windy with flurries or little ice. Winds:SE 10-20. Wake-up: 12. High: 36.
This Day in Weather History
2006: A record high temperature of 50 degrees is set at the Eau Claire Regional Airport.
Average High/Low for Minneapolis
Average High: 24F (Record: 47F set in 1934)
Average Low: 8F (Record: -23F set in 1950)
Record Rainfall: 0.49" set in 2013
Record Snowfall: 3.8" set in 1916
Sunrise/Sunset Times for Minneapolis
Hours of Daylight: ~9 hours & 35minutes
Daylight GAINED since yesterday: ~ 2 minutes & 22 seconds
Daylight GAINED since winter solstice (December 21st): ~ 49 minutes
Moon Phase for January 27th at Midnight
0.4 Afrer Last Quarter Moon
What's in the Night Sky?
According to EarthSky.org this is what will be visible in the night sky over the next several nights:
"Tonight – or any winter evening – look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere winter sky (Southern Hemisphere summer sky). It’s identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter. See these stars? They are easy to spot on the sky’s dome. As seen from mid-northern latitudes, you’ll find Orion in the southeast at early evening and shining high in the south by mid-evening (around 9 p.m. local time). If you live at temperate latitudes to the south of the equator, you’ll see Orion high in your northern sky at this hour. Pick out Orion’s Belt and the nearby bright stars in that part of the sky, and you’ve probably found Orion. Donate: Your support means the world to us There’s plenty to see in Orion, too, and it’s easy to find. Stars in distinct constellations like Orion look connected, perhaps even gravitationally bound, but usually they aren’t. Certainly Orion’s stars aren’t bound to each other by anything but their general location near one another along a single line of sight from Earth. The stars of Orion just happen to make an easy visual pattern on our sky’s dome. Meanwhile, the stars in Orion and most other constellations are located at vastly different distances from each other. For example, notice the two brightest stars in Orion, Betelgeuse and Rigel. Betelgeuse is estimated to be located 522 light-years away, while Rigel’s distance is 773 light-years."
7 Day Precipitation Potential
According to NOAA's WPC, the 7 day precipitation potential suggess areas of heavy precipitation across the Florida Panhandle.