Storm To Take Southerly Track - MSP Metro Advisory for Couple Inches - Blizzard Far Southern Minnesota
February 23, 2017 — 12:59pm
12z GFS Run. Both ECMWF and GFS have generally had the right idea with this (alleged) storm, keeping the heaviest snow bands south and east of the Twin Cities. Latest guidance is pushing the heavy snow even farther south, to the point where the immediate metro area may only pick up a couple inches of wet snow: coating - 1" far northern suburbs, maybe 3-4" far southern suburbs where a plowable accumulation is still possible. Over 10" may fall from Austin and Albert Lea to Rochester, Winona and La Crosse. So close...
Winter Storm Weather Advisory Now Posted for MSP Metro - Blizzard Warnings Southern Minnesota. The local NWS office has dialed back the watch to an advisory for the immediate metro area, but travel over southern Minnesota will still be very treacherous later tonight into Friday with heavy snow and high winds. MSP is on the northwestern edge of the snow shield - go a few hours south of St. Paul and it will look like prime time wintertime tomorrow.
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After a damp start skies clear for a time Monday, with a dry east wind. But a stubborn storm will push showers and T-storms back into the area Monday night and Tuesday. Check the blog for more. -Todd Nelson
Scattered showers and storms will be possible Sunday across southern and central Minnesota, but a better chance of rain moves in for the first half of the week. How much rain could fall? Click for details! - D.J. Kayser
It turned into a very nice Friday, and chances are today will rub you in the right way. Make the most of your Saturday sky (blue and dry) because Sunday may leave something to be desired. Showers and T-storms are possible anytime/anywhere from Sunday into Tuesday of next week. Just what farmers in southern Minnesota didn't want to hear. And then we dry out and heat up late next week - betting on more 90s one week from today.
The big weather story is the 1-2 month's worth of rain that soaked much of southern Minnesota Wednesday into Thursday - as much as 7"+ near Luverne. We dry out, statewide, today, with fine weather spilling into much of the weekend as daytime highs reach the low to mid 80s; fairly close to average for late June. Enjoy the reasonable (?) dew points and seasonable warmth, because I have a growing hunch sizzling heat will return as early as next weekend and linger into much of 4th of July week. We may be talking - stinking hot.
Every now and then the weather gets into a groove (more like a rut). I swear it's happening with greater regularity, but there's not enough science to back that claim up - yet. Southern Minnesota has seen too much rain in recent week; crops are flooding and many farmers can't get into their fields. While a dry bias lingers over parts of central Minnesota. And just south of Duluth another potential 1 in 500 year flood was reported earlier this week. Go figure...