Mark Anthony Meteorologist
Some snow moved across the region on Sunday as a weak disturbance moved out of the -Dakotas. In most locations, snowfall amounts were light. We saw anywhere from a few flurries to a half inch of snow.
On Sunday into Monday, “a late lake-effect event took place downstream of Lake Mille Lacs.” According to the National Weather Service, normally Lake Mille Lacs would be frozen over at this time of the year. However, the lake is open and with the near record cold air moving over this body of water, it brought some lake effect snow downstream.
A weak clipper-type system on Wednesday could bring a little light snow to the area. High temperatures are projected to reach into the mid- to upper-20s and lower-30s across the area.
Temperatures are projected to return to more “seasonal” levels for this time of the year as some mid- to upper-30s and possibly even some lower-40s will be possible by the weekend.
With the warmer temperatures projected for this weekend, I have a feeling that some of you will take advantage of the warmer temps to put up some of those Christmas/Holiday decorations.
Have a great midweek.
Weather history: On this date in 1986 reports show that “lakes are frozen throughout much” of the state of Minnesota, even as far south as Winona lakes were frozen.
Weather facts: Did you know that about half of the “world’s
50 million lakes freeze seasonally” during winter?
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 16 High 28
Duluth Low 7 High 31
Central Minn. Low 17 High 31
Twin Cities Low 19 High 34
Marshall Low 21 High 34
Rochester Low 17 High 31
Wednesday: Cloudy, 30% chance of snow. High 31 Low 13 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Today’s sunrise: 7:19 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 4:52 p.m.
Normal High: 36
Normal Low: 22
A fasting moving system could bring some light snow to the region on Wednesday. Temperatures will be warmer for the midweek and continue that trend for the weekend. Some spots could be near 40 degrees by Saturday.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 33 Low 21 Wind: W 10-15 mph Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 36 Low 25 Wind: ESE 10-15 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 20% chance of light snow. High 39 Low 27 Wind: SSW 10-15>20 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, 20% chance of light snow early. High 39 Low 30 Wind: WSW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”.