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WEATHER FORECAST

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7 Day Forecast 7 Day Forecast

Are you ready for another snowy week?  We are more than likely going to top the all time snow total for February.  Right now we’re only 3.9 inches short of the record of 26.5 inches back in 1962.  The first snowstorm is expected to arrive late Tuesday evening and last through Wednesday.  That system should produce at least 4 inches of snow for the Twin Cities, which would set a new record.  Just for good measure, another storm could produce several more inches of snow Friday into Saturday.  So, as you can see, the record is in real trouble.  Obviously, the tracks of these storms are still in question.  A lot can change even before the first one arrives, but the closer it gets, the more and more likely it’s going to be significant.  Temperatures are going to stay much colder than average with highs in the teens again tomorrow, before climbing into the 20s Wednesday and Thursday.  
 
The Outlook
The next storm late this week and into the weekend will more than likely force some of the warmest air in a long time into Minnesota.  Highs by Saturday should get close to a thaw, which will help mix some rain and sleet with the snow, thus reducing the total amounts of snow expected.  Either way, the snow should be much wetter on Friday than the snow we get in the middle of this week.  Looking even further into the crystal ball, reveals another shot of Arctic Air headed this way early next week.  Sub-zero temps should return by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, and that cold air could even squeeze out a little more snow as well.  Winter isn’t over yet.
 
The Winds
The winds should be southwesterly at 5 mph tonight and southwesterly at 5 mph on Tuesday.

The Almanac
Yesterday's high 26
Average high 30
Average low 14
Precipitation Sunday .03"
Precipitation for the month 1.43" (+ 1.03")
Precipitation for the year 1.88" (+ .58")
Snowfall this season 40.4"

The Records for Tuesday
Record High 59 2017
Record Low -20 1941
 
Sunrise & Sunset
7:98 AM & 5:46 PM

Have a great day!
Chief Meteorologist
Dave Dahl

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