After a warmer series of days in the Twin Cities this past week, we’ve seen a couple inches of snow arrive, as well as more extreme cold. Here’s where we are as of 7 a.m. today:
Snow was challenging, but welcome, for many Minnesotans. I was able to run out and snap a few pictures:
That looks like an awful lot of snow, and really makes you respect the difference between a 1″ snow total and a 2.4″ snow total. Here are yesterday’s snowfall totals, via the Twin Cities National Weather Service office:
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) January 12, 2018
Let’s take a look at your Minneapolis 7-day forecast (and St. Paul 7-day forecast):
We’re looking at Sunday as another opportunity for some minor (or possibly similar to yesterday) snow accumulations in the Twin Cities and across much of Minnesota.
We’ll warm up slightly on Sunday ahead of a clipper-style storm system, and then as the cold air slips in again we’ll see more flakes fly. Here’s the forecast radar for Sunday, early afternoon:
You can see snow possibly in the area as early as 12 p.m. on Sunday, but still more slipping in from the north and northwest. We’ll have more on this over the weekend, so stay tuned!
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.