Mark Anthony Meteorologist
Snow impacted parts of Minnesota on Friday into early Saturday. A winter weather advisory was posted for parts of west central, south central Minnesota, and southeastern Minnesota.
When it was all said and done, two to five inches of snow fell in that part of the state. Sacred Heart reported five inches of snow, Medelia and Dawson both picked-up four inches, Olivia and Mankato had three and a half inches, Willmar two and a half inches, and Burnsville about one inch. Much of the rest of central, west central into northern Minnesota reported only light snow.
On the backside of this system very cold Arctic air pushed into the state. Overnight low temperaturs on Sunday morning dropped into the single digits above and below zero.
A couple of additional “clipper type” systems moved across the area Sunday night and again late Monday into early Tuesday. These fast moving systems brought only some scattered light snow or flurries to the region.
It will be dry on Wednesday for all of the Thanksgiving travelers who might be getting an early jump to their travel plans. High temperatures on Wednesday will reach the low to mid 30s for much of the state.
It should be mild and dry
Thursday for Thanksgiving Day. High temperaturs should reach the low-to-mid-40s. It will remain mild for Friday, but we could see some rain or snow developing. It is expected to cool down a bit by the week along with some drier air. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
Day and be safe on the roads as it is one of the busiest travel days of the year.
On this day in 1980 records show that “around 28,000 Canadian geese spent their night on Silver Lake in Rochester.”
Did you know that lakes freeze from the top down? Also, ice is less dense than water, which is why ice floats!
Sunrise: 7:31 a.m.
Sunset: 4:47 p.m.
Normal High: 34
Normal Low: 18
Minnesota at a glance
Moorhead: Low 17 High 30
Duluth: Low 18 High 32
Central Minn.: Low 19 High 31
Twin Cities: Low 24 High 36
Rochester: Low 20 High 33
Marshall: Low 23 High 35
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 31 Low 23 Wind: ESE 5-10 mph Prec. None
Temperatures will be slightly cooler than normal for Wednesday before we start to warm-up a bit by Thursday and Friday. Temperatures should be in the low to mid 40s on Thanksgiving Day. Some rain or snow will be possible on Friday as a fast moving system will move across the area.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 40 Low 34 Winds: SSE 10-15>20 mph Prec. None
Friday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 40 percent chance of rain/snow. High 42 Low 29 Wind: SSE 10-15>20 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Saturday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy. High 37 Low 24 Wind: NW/NE 10-15 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Cloudy. High 31 Low 19 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None