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My brother in southern Wisconsin reached out with a long left jab on Saturday night. He phoned to report the forecast of one to three inches of snow was up to six inches on his back deck. Portions of southern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, have received more than 20 inches of snow this month.

The most recent weekend snowstorm from the Great Lakes to New England was likely a welcome sight to winter recreationalists. Journalists tend to expose the drama of disrupted travel plans, but with the height of the storm coming on the weekend it was most thrilling for those who enjoy sledding, skiing and snowboarding.

Last year at this time, the ground was still exposed in much of Minnesota. While we could use some freshening up of the snow cover, precipitation this week looks to be minimal.

December snowfall ranges from around 20 inches in the proximity of Lake Superior to as little as four inches in southwest Minnesota.

Interactive National snow cover

A few flurries are possible, but nothing of consequence is showing up on the weather maps for the work week. But stay tuned, you never know when a forecast of only flurries turns into one to three inches!


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