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If it's any consolation I couldn't get up my driveway last night due to 3 foot drifts. And I was downright giddy about that - happy to see that it can still snow at MSP. It's Minnesota. It's January. Call me crazy but it should probably snow every now and then. Travel conditions improve today and the mercury tops 40F by Friday, but not mild enough - long enough - to totally ruin the fun for snow lovers. Another arctic smack may be brewing on or just after Super Bowl Sunday.
Minneapolis and St. Paul will be on the (sharp) northern edge of a heavy snow band. Much of far southern Minnesota will pick up a cool foot, with white-out conditions. Blizzard Warnings are posted south of Mankato, where no travel is advised. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Snow is on its way to the state as we head toward Sunday Night into Monday, and parts of southern Minnesota could see over a foot of snow. Winter Storm Watches and Warnings are in effect - click through for the details! - D.J. Kayser
It's complicated. Just once I'd like to see all the models agree on timing and amounts. Once. No such luck. NOAA models are pretty adamant about a major dumping by Monday, but ECMWF (European) models are trying to shift the heaviest snow band just south of the Twin Cities. That's about par for the course. We're not a lock on a foot of snow in the immediate metro, not yet. I'm hoping the storm crystallizes over the weekend.
Meteorologists may actually have something to track on their weather maps, after months of synchronized boredom and a parade of lackluster Alberta Clippers. The pattern has shifted, southern moisture will fuel a storm tracking just south of Minnesota early next week, and the result may be a significant pile of snow very close to home.