Weather

Much lighter winds; possible winter storm next Monday
We’ll all have a better hair day today! The low pressure system that delivered wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph to much of Minnesota yesterday is now sitting over southeastern Canada. We’ll have moderate winds today and tomorrow, with no strong weather systems nearby: The final image in the loop, which is Thursday morning, shows tighter isobars and increasing…
Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Plains on Monday, with blowing and drifting snow forcing the closure of an airport and creating near-zero visibility on some roads.
Wettest year in the Twin Cities; light winds for our Tuesday
Our weekend storm delivered .97 of an inch of rain to the official rain gauge at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. That is a lot of rain in December! It was enough rain to bring our 2016 precipitation total (rainfall plus the water content of every snowfall) to 40.32 inches. That makes this the wettest year ever…
Winds diminish tonight; winter weather advisories through early evening northern MN
The strong low pressure system is moving away, and winds will diminish over Minnesota this evening and overnight. A winter weather advisory continues until 7 p.m. for much of northwestern and west-central Minnesota: North-central and northeastern Minnesota, and northwestern Wisconsin, remain in a winter weather advisory for light snow and blowing snow until 9 p.m. this…
Windy afternoon with snow showers; blizzard and winter storm warnings northern MN
Strong winds will continue all across Minnesota this afternoon. High wind warnings are in effect until 3 p.m. for southwestern and west-central Minnesota, due to winds of 30 to 45 mph and possible gusts to 60 mph: After 3 p.m., the high wind warning becomes a wind advisory, which will continue until 6 p.m. today. Most…
Windy and colder with occasional flakes; winter storm warning northern MN
Wind will be the biggest weather problem over southern and central Minnesota today, but we’ll also occasional light snow. High wind warnings are in effect until 3 p.m. for southwestern and west-central Minnesota, due to winds of 30 to 45 mph and possible gusts to 65 mph: A wind advisory for 30 to 40 mph winds…
Windy with rain at times overnight; blizzard and winter storm warnings northern MN into Monday
Generous rains fell over much of southern Minnesota this Christmas afternoon and evening. Today’s rain was enough to make 2016 the wettest year in Twin Cities history: With today's precip, Twin Cities has set new record annual precip record (currently 40.27"), breaking the previous record of 40.15" (1911). — NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) December 26, 2016…
Rain tonight; ice storm, blizzard and winter storm warnings in northern MN into Monday
The Twin Cities metro area and much of southern Minnesota will see periods of rain tonight, with a thunderstorm also possible. A freezing rain advisory continues until 6 p.m. just north of the Twin Cities and also over southeastern Minnesota. A high wind warning for about the southern half of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, is…
Freezing rain; ice storm, blizzard and winter storm warnings central and northern MN
A freezing rain advisory continues to 3 p.m. for about the southern half of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, as well as western Wisconsin. Central Minnesota has an ice storm warning until 6 p.m.: Here are some details, courtesy of the Twin Cities NWS: URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 841…
Freezing rain advisory to 3 p.m.; ice storm, blizzard and winter storm warnings central and north
Travel will be difficult in much of Minnesota this Christmas. A low pressure system will give us some drizzle and freezing drizzle to start the day, then freezing rain and rain. In the colder air in northern Minnesota, heavy snow is possible. Northwestern Minnesota could see blizzard conditions later today. The Twin Cities metro area and southern…