Sunday, January 30, 2011

January going out like a lion

Snow will begin the work week with significant snow possible over southwest Minnesota, where locations there may pick up close to 10 inches of snow by Tuesday morning. Here in the Twin Cities metro, I believe 4 to 6 inches of snow is a real possibility over the same time period. Most definitely plowable. A light, continuous snow will begin late Sunday night around 10 PM and last until Tuesday morning, around 9 AM or so.


This storm crept up fast. Last Thursday, it wasn’t looking like much of anything, but by Friday night, all indications were higher snow totals were expected. At the time on Thursday, the forecast models were beginning to shift to higher amounts, but I wasn’t sure if it was an anomaly at the time since there was no trend to look at. This was a difficult storm to forecast. This will surely push out seasonal snowfall to about 60 inches in what is turning into quite a memorable winter.

Current warnings and advisories:

Winter Storm Warning valid at Jan 30, 6:00 PM CST for Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Faribault, Freeborn, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Steele, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, Yellow Medicine [MN] till Feb 01, 6:00 AM CST.

Winter Weather Advisory valid at Jan 30, 6:00 PM CST for Anoka, Benton, Carver, Dakota, Douglas, Goodhue, Hennepin, Pope, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Washington, Wright [MN] till Feb 01, 6:00 AM CST.


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