Weather Blog: The Cold After The Storm

By Ron Trenda, WCCO-TV

It is very common in Minnesota to see temperatures plummet as a low pressure system moves away. Our Saturday snowstorm was caused by a low pressure system that tracked across Iowa and was over Indiana by Sunday morning.

Northerly winds on the back side of the low are pulling in cold air from Canada. Windy and cold for your Sunday, then less wind but still cold on Monday and Tuesday.

The storm total at MSP airport is 17.1 inches, which also marks the official Twin Cities total for this storm. That makes it the fifth greatest Twin Cities snowstorm total since official records began in 1891.

We saw metro area snow amounts ranging from around 13 inches to 21 inches. I hope your shoveling and snowblowing chores are going well!

WCCO-TV’s Mike Fairbourne Reports

  • David

    Climate change? I bet the climate changes in a couple of days, It will get a little warmer.

  • Melissa T.

    Last night I had measured the amount of snow from a section that we had previously cleared off and it measured 18 inches! I was shocked when I saw that; I haven’t seen that much snow here in Blaine, MN in my life, but I’m only 16 :P

  • Troy

    We had around 18″ of new snow here in Prior Lake. We had around 7-8″ left on the ground from the previous weekend blast. I haven’t seen this much snow around here this early since the 1991 Halloween blizzard. I spent the whole weekend moving snow. But I am a snowmobiler so I will not complain. I heard snowblowers sales were great this weekend too. Glad I already have one. Most of the big box stores were wiped out.

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  • Matt Sandy

    It was definitely worth venturing out to get this photo. I have some others from that day as well on my blog.

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