Mark Anthony Meteorologist
The area picked-up some snow on Saturday and brought with it some slick roadways. Snowfall amounts of one to three inches were common across the area.
Here are some of the snowfall reports from the National Weather Service from Saturday across the area: Alexandria 2.5 inches, Battle Lake 1.2 inches, Bemidji 2.0 inches, Brainerd 1.5 inches, Cross Lake 2.8 inches, Ft. Ripley 2.1 inches, Grand Rapids 2.5 inches, Morris 1.5 inches, Nisswa 2.5 inches, Otter Tail 1.5 inches, Redwood Falls 1.5 inches, Sebeka 2.0 inches, and Walker 2.1 inches.
It was cold and dry to start off the week as cold Canadian high pressure settled-in across the Upper Midwest. High temperatures on Monday were only in the upper teens and lower 20s. We moderated a bit by Tuesday as high temperatures reached the lower 30s across much of the area.
Temperatures will continue to moderate by Wednesday and Thursday. We should see temperatures climb into the 40s. This will help to melt some of the snow that we currently have on the ground. We will see another shot of Arctic air, however, late in the week. Temperatures will fall back into the low to mid 20s by Saturday as another weekend arrives.
In case you are looking ahead, warmer weather should return by Sunday into Monday. This warmer weather should stay with us for much of next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Enjoy the warm-up while it is here.
Weather history: On this day in 1833, records show that “a spectacular meteor shower was witnessed at Ft. Snelling.”
Weather fact: Doldrums: A nautical term for the “equatorial region of light winds between the trade winds of the two hemispheres.”
Sunrise: 7:21 a.m.
Sunset: 4:50 p.m.
Normal High: 36
Normal Low: 22
MN at a glance:
Moorhead: Low 21 High 42
Duluth: Low 16 High 37
Central Minn.: Low 19 High 42
Twin Cities: Low 21 High 44
Rochester: Low 17 High 42
Marshall: Low 24 High 49
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 42 Low 28 Wind: S 10-20 mph Prec. None
We will see some warmer weather returning to the area by the midweek. A southerly flow will usher in a mild air mass. A weak cold-front will arrive by Friday that could bring some scattered light snow to the region. Colder air is expected to return by Saturday as high temperatures will fall back into the 20s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 43 Low 26 Winds: W 10-15 mph Prec. None
Friday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 40 percent chance of snow. High 30 Low 13 Wind: NW 10-15>20 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Saturday: Partly cloudy and cooler. High 22 Low 12 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 31 Low 25 Wind: SW 10-15 mph Prec. None