More snow accumulations in Minneapolis forecast
We’re still digging out of yesterday’s snow in the Twin Cities and beyond, but there’s more snow on the way today. We’ll cover that in a moment, but first let’s see how our totals are stacking up so far.
Here are some snow total as reported by the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities at 7 a.m. this morning:
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) April 15, 2018
So where does 12.9″ stack up on the all-time list I shared over the past couple of days? It’d put us just out of the top 20 all-time snow events in Minneapolis.
Add in another inch of snow, and that would bump us up to about 14th or 15th place, all-time. Add in 3.1″ of additional snow and we’d be tied for a top-10 event. There’s a possibility that we’ll actually see more than 3″ additional snowfall.
Here’s the current radar:
I circled a band I saw a gentleman comment on Twitter this morning is actually as heavy as the heavier snow yesterday. That’s not a good sign. That particular band won’t survive and cycle over the Twin Cities, but unfortunately we’ll see our own bands.
Fast-forward a bit toward this afternoon and you see it moving back in:
By Sunday evening we could still be seeing some light, or even moderate, snow over eastern Minnesota:
We finally see it all wrap up by tonight, during the overnight hours:
By the end of the lighter, fluffier, snow today, we could end up with another few inches – which would bump us into a top-10 snow event, all-time, in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Impressive for April. Stay tuned, and be safe today!
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.