For those of you who love winter, I bring you the cold. The snow will have to wait.
We tied a daily record high of 49 degrees in the Twin Cities Monday. The previous high mark was set back in 2002.
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Our high temps were actually below average on Monday, and at times the wind made it feel pretty brutal. Actually, that’s what early January should feel like.
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of Minnesota until 6 a.m. Sunday as a strong double-barreled area of low pressure moves in and intensifies over the state.
Holly and Mike from Stillwater wrote in to ask: “Have we ever had a winter where we get almost no snow or is it only a matter of time until we get clobbered?”
It looks more and more like this will be one of our warmest Decembers on record.
I was listening to Christmas CDs Thursday and starting to get a little sad about our lack of snow.
Winter officially begins at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, but it won’t feel like winter for quite some time.
Our Friday will feel fairly average for this time of year with a high around 27 degrees and a chance of some flurries.
We warmed to 40 for the first time this month Monday. Not record heat by any stretch, but a good ten degrees above average for this time of year.
Icy conditions are possible late Sunday night and Monday morning across the Twin Cities, southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
We currently have a snow depth in the Twin Cities of two inches. That is what remains from our snowfall last Saturday. Since then temperatures have been cool enough for our snow to stick around, but that will change this weekend.
The wind will make if feel below zero Thursday morning. There will be a secondary cold front dropping south as the day progresses. This is the leading edge of the coldest air yet this season.
We have just lived through the driest autumn in Twin Cities history. This goes back over the past 141 years.