Snow, Rain Hits Northern Minnesota
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rain, snow and a whole lot of wind is giving most of Minnesota a case of the Mondays.
The ran and slush hit most of the metro and surrounding areas, but parts of northern Minnesota was hit by heavy snow — totaling close to a foot of snow in some parts.
The snow should clear out by lunchtime, according to meteorologist Mike Augustyniak. But the high gusts of wind will stick around for most of the day.
Gusts could reach up to 40-45 mph, before finally dropping off around the late afternoon or early evening.
The sun will occasionally peek out but cloud cover will keep things chilly for the next 24 hours, with highs only reaching the mid-40s. Northern Minnesota will only see 30s and even 20s for highs for Monday.
Tuesday will only warm up slightly — and yes, it will be chilly, freezing temps in the morning — but we’ll have a chance to hit 59 for a high.
The rest of the week looks fairly calm as temperatures head back toward average for this time of year. Tuesday night and Wednesday could be wet with chances for thunderstorms but we should be done with severe weather for the week.
From thunderstorms to snow, it’s been a smorgasbord of weather in Minnesota in the past day.
One day after tornado touchdowns were reported in southern Minnesota’s McLeod County, schools had to close in northern Minnesota because of heavy snow.
Grand Rapids Superintendant Joe Silko says it’s the first time all year he’s had to cancel classes.
“How crazy it was to go all this time and not have that happen? And here we are at the end of April and we don’t have school,” said Silko.
Grand Rapids, Minn. got eight inches while nearly a foot of snow was reported in Chisolm and Orr.
Hazardous travel conditions were reported across the Iron Range.
It was 24 degrees today at International Falls along the Canadian border.
Scattered electrical outages affecting hundreds of Minnesota Power customers were reported in the Tower-Soudan area, Coleraine, Taconite, Buhl and Kinney.