Mark Anthony Meteorologist
We enjoyed a relatively quiet Thanksgiving Weekend across Minnesota. A strong storm system stayed to our south and brought with it heavy snow across parts of Iowa.
Some locations in Iowa received anywhere from 10-15 inches of snow with blizzard conditions found on Sunday. This caused travel problems for those returning home after the long Thanksgiving Holiday.
Another weak system clipped parts of southwestern Minnesota on Monday into early Tuesday. Temperatures were cold on Monday with highs generally in the mid to upper teens.
Looking ahead, more snow will be possible on Wednesday into early Thursday. Some spots in central and west central Minnesota and into parts of Wisconsin could see one to two inches of snow.
Drier weather should return by Thursday afternoon into Friday as warmer weather also arrives. High temperatures should climb into the low to mid 30s.
Another system could bring some additional snow by the weekend. The track of this system and its intensity are uncertain, but it is something to keep an eye on at this point.
Weather history: On this day in 1983 records show that “widespread” snow fell across much of central and west central Minnesota. There were reports of over a foot of “snow in many areas.” Northern Minnesota also picked-up snow from the storm.
Weather fact: Did you know that “light and fluffy snow is often called “powder?”
Sunrise: 7:39 a.m.
Sunset: 4:39 p.m.
Normal High: 28
Normal Low: 14
Minnesota at a glance:
Moorhead: Low 9 High 27
Duluth: Low 11 High 28
Central Minnesota: Low 10 High 30
Twin Cities: Low 16 High 34
Rochester: Low 12 High 31
Marshall: Low 14 High 35
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 30 percent chance of light snow p.m. High 30 Low 23 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
We could see some light snow for the midweek as a fast moving system pushes across the area. High pressure is expected to return for Thursday and Friday. Another system could possibly bring some snow to the area by the weekend. The track of this system is still uncertain.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy. High 33 Low 22 Winds: SSE 10-15 mph Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 35 Low 24 Wind: SSE 5-10 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 20 percent chance of light snow. High 33 Low 24 Wind: NNE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Cloudy, 50 percent chance of snow. High 29 Low 23 Wind: NNE 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.40”