MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The probability that the Twin Cities will see more than 6 inches of snow from the forecasted storm going into the weekend is enough to have most metro area residents decrying the winter that just refuses to end (unlike all those other previous times winter hung around past March).

Thursday should be the calm before the storm, literally, with temperatures again reaching into the upper 40s, potentially 50. It will be mostly cloudy, with winds settled at about 5 to 10 mph. The silver lining of the week? This will be the warmest first-pitch of the year for the Twins at home, with 47 degrees likely at game time.

WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman said that will change dramatically.

“There are parts of Minnesota, especially west-central Minnesota, that are going to see a foot of snow or more,” Brickman said. “Here in the Twin Cities, I think probably half that number is the most likely scenario.

Before the snow, rain should begin moving into the state early Friday, accompanied by strong winds with gusts in the 40 to 45 mph range moving across the southern portion of the state. Further north of the Twin Cities, some of that early precipitation could take the form of snow.

“By Friday night, that transitions to ice. That’s where things get really dicey,” Brickman said.

The ice should transition to snow thereafter, with west-central Minnesota still seeing high wind gusts, which Brickman says could result in blizzard conditions.

The system that is expected to produce this mid-April misery just hit the North American land mass Thursday morning, so Brickman says there is still the possibility that the expected accumulations could shift one way or another.

Comments (9)
  1. Abel Garcia says:

    When will this global warming stop!

  2. From the Independent, March 20th, 2000:
    “However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
    “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.”

    And people actually fell for the global warming lie

  3. subtle2 says:

    Good reporting would have included the last time such a late snow storm occurred.
    “Global Warming” has always been nonsense. But it has been fantastic for control freaks to raise money, live the good life and subject people to false hysteria.

  4. The swapping of the North and South magnetic poles are slowly making their consequences felt. Increasing phenomena on the planet will continue to occur as the poles continue to migrate. There has been quite a deal posted about this. However, the MSM continues to ignore it because they are committed to the global warming hoax.

    1. I have heard about this. Interesting.