Snow is spreading in Minnesota and parts of Wis. Sunday afternoon and evening
Our snow total Saturday night was 2.3 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. I saw a 2.7-inch report at Burnsville, 3.8 inches at Rochester, and a 3.3-inch tally at Mankato.
The NWS has a parcel of additional snow reports here. You can hover over any data point on the linked NWS snowfall map to see the location and time of the snow measurement. You can also zoom or drag the map to see more snow report details.
This is what the NWS 24-hour snow report map looked like at 10 a.m. today:
There may still be slippery spots on the roads. Minnesota road conditions can be found here. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.
Cold weather !
Skies cleared after the end of the snow on Saturday evening and temperatures really plummeted – into the 20s below zero this morning across much of central and northern Minnesota, with 30s below zero in parts of north-central Minnesota. MSP airport had a low of -7 on Sunday morning.
A wind chill advisory continues through noon this Sunday in the northern third of Minnesota, where wind chills of -35 to -40 are possible. High temperatures very late Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening will reach lower teens in the Twin Cities metro area and parts of far southern Minnesota, with mostly single-digit high temperatures in central and northern Minnesota as well as in western Wisconsin.
Another batch of snow
This will be our third consecutive day with late afternoon snow in the Twin Cities.
Snow moves into western Minnesota Sunday afternoon, then spreads to eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin late afternoon/early Sunday evening and continues through most of the evening . Snow can start in the Twin Cities metropolitan area around 4 or 5 p.m.
NOAA’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential rainfall pattern from noon Sunday to noon Monday:
NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) model shows a similar precipitation pattern, but it also shows some snow in far southern Minnesota after sunrise Monday:
Snow totals will typically be about an inch:
Snow totals of 2 inches are possible around Hinckley, Minnesota, in parts of northwestern Wisconsin:
Some roads might have some slippery spots during the Monday morning ride.
You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News Network, and you can see updated weather information on the MPR News live weather blog.
Many places will see their Monday high temperatures shortly after midnight on Sunday evening. Here is the weather forecast for midnight on Sunday evening:
Monday’s daylight saving time highs will be a bit cooler in most areas:
Tuesday morning lows are expected to be in the teens below zero to 20s below zero across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
The Twin Cities metro area highs are expected to be around 3 above zero on Tuesday, followed by mid-teens on Wednesday, mid-20s on Thursday and upper teens on Friday
No major storms are expected this week.
The snowiest January in the Twin Cities weather records was in 1982, with 46.4 inches. Interestingly, 37.4 inches of this snow total was recorded from January 20-23, 1982.
You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35am, 9:35am and 4:39pm every Saturday and Sunday.
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