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.
Just as Bing Crosby so melodically mused, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,” many of us harbor hopes of that festive snowy scene to enjoy alongside family, fires, presents and eggnog, but just what are the chances of our dreams coming true?
November has been dry and warm, so why not end it that way. The last day of the month will be the warmest of the next several days.
We just enjoyed our fourth warmest Thanksgiving on record with a high of 59 degrees, and we had a great follow up act with a high of 54 on Friday.
On average, November and December are our cloudiest months. We are living up to it these days.
We’ve only received a trace of snow so far in the Twin Cities. That is about 5 inches below average for this time of year. We won’t gain it all back in one storm, but we will see some snow.