Dangerous arctic cold and strong winds descended upon Minnesota on Sunday morning, creating the possibility of wind chill factors as low as 45 below.
Rain is falling on Minnesota, just days before Christmas. The wet weekend ushered in a rainy Monday morning, with clouds moving in from the southeast. Much of the snow that had blanketed Minnesota from a frigid November has now been washed away by mild December weather.
Following a week filled with subzero temperatures, Minnesotans woke up Sunday morning to see the mercury climb into the fifties.
Residents in western Minnesota woke up Sunday to temperatures below zero, and there isn’t a warm-up forecasted to come any time soon.
Minnesotans are preparing for Old Man Winter as the season’s first major storm threatens to dump more than a foot of snow Monday on a swath of the state, including the metro.
Let’s face it, I chose a good time to move back to Minnesota – right after an especially cold winter. With an average temperature of only 9.7 degrees, last year’s meteorological winter (December-February) ranked ninth in the list of coldest winters for the Twin Cities since 1872.
Forecasts say some Minnesotans could wake up to a blanket of fall snow Saturday — the first accumulating snow of the season.
When our state has flooding, experts are able to tell us days out exactly how high a river will rise. And they’re usually correct within a couple inches. With millions of gallons of water involved, how do they know?
We survived the polar vortex — now, the rain vortex? So far, April has poured 4.5 inches of rain in the metro. That’s nearly 2.2 inches above normal and there’s no sight of sunshine in the next couple of days.
Temperatures will remain well below freezing across most of the state. The National Weather Service says highs on Sunday will range from near zero in the northwest part of the state to about 20 degrees in the southeast.
By the time polls close on Tuesday night — about 8 p.m. — there may be a snow or at least slush on the ground in the Twin Cities. WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said most areas in the Twin Cities could see up to three inches.
One good thing with the late-season snow? It’s easing drought conditions.
With the sun blazing high in the sky during the day Sunday, the snow pack became puddles. However, all this Spring-like behavior will have to wait until Mother Nature finishes snowing on Minnesota.
The snow is already forming and heading towards the Twin Cities — and by the looks of it, it won’t just be a dusting.
The bitter chill in the air earlier this week is set to lift in Minnesota on Thursday, but snow is expected to move into the state late in the evening.