It’s no longer “Winter is coming!” If you look outside, or look at the roads, you’ll know why. I’ll save you the trouble – here’s the current road conditions from 7:45 a.m. this morning:
Yikes. That’s a lot of red. How much snow did we end up getting? It’s a couple inches – but it was raining and “slushing” before that, and that’s all frozen underneath:
A couple snow reports to share:
MSP Airport (Official)- 2.1″
Chanhassen NWS- 2.4″
St. Cloud- 0.4″
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) December 5, 2017
So there you have it. Winter is here in the Twin Cities’ forecast. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Note, as we look at this forecast, that today we’re looking for 15-20 mph winds in the Twin Cities, so wind chills will be down near zero degrees.
Looking even further ahead in our Minneapolis/St. Paul forecast, there’s a chance of snow we’ll keep an eye on for Friday. Right now it’s not sure enough (or big enough) for me to give you numbers or a map, but an inch or so of snow could be a possibility if the forecast holds out.
Today’s takeaway? Stay safe, give yourself plenty of time to get to work or school, and stay warm!
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis, is on the Midtown Greenway Coalition's board of directors, and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.