Even when I was tweeting out my revised numbers from my house in here in Twin Cities on Tuesday morning, it would have never put the 12” band directly over central Minnesota and Wisconsin. That said, I will take it… it was a beautiful morning out at Afton Alps this morning! Here are some other reports from ski areas around the Upper Midwest:
Now a quick mid-week update on the quick chance for snow for tomorrow and looking ahead to the low headed our way to close out the weekend.
There will be two chances for snowflakes in the air across the Upper Midwest, firstly on Thursday during the day and then again very late on Friday night. Both of these aren’t true clipper lows, but more chances for precip embedded in the flow. Because of that, forecasting who will get an inch and who will just get a dusting is hard to do more than 12 or so hours out. However, all of the models have kept the bands pretty consistently across central Minnesota and Wisconsin, so I’d put my money on there.
As for the larger clipper on Sunday night and into Monday. It follows right along the international border for the most part, meaning most areas will see an inch or two of snow overnight on Sunday. The one interesting part to this storm is that the GFS, splits the low as it moves across Minnesota, which if happens, will bring higher amounts to eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin. While the last few model runs have this happening, not sure if it will stay in the trend or go back to the more typical border riding low.
Regardless, this low ushers in very cold air again from Canada, so would not be surprised to see highs struggle to get above 0 by the middle of next week. How cold it gets will depend on how much the low strengths over the Great Lakes, and right now the EC and GFS both differ quite a bit on that.
Go enjoy the snow — winter is still here!