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Weather Blog: The Cold After The Storm

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(credit: Matt Sandy)

(credit: Matt Sandy)

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

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