Mark Anthony Meteorologist
We had quite a winter storm that impacted the region over the final weekend of 2019. This system moved out of the Pacific Ocean, into the Rockies, then the Central Plains, and finally into the Upper Midwest.
With this system we saw rain, freezing rain, sleet, and heavy snow with this storm. The warm sector of this low pressure system produced heavy rain, and in the cold sector of it we saw heavy snow. Much of the state picked up 3 to 8 inches of snow along the way.
The wind also picked up -Sunday night into Monday as much of the region experienced gusts to 30 mph or more. This caused some reduced visibility due to the blowing of snow in open areas.
Temperatures will remain above average for the midweek as we welcome in the New Year. Some light snow will be possible by Thursday and linger into the weekend.
Expect much colder air by next week. Welcome to 2020 and Happy New Year!
Weather history: On this date in 1864 records show that “extremely cold air” moved into Minnesota. Minneapolis, for example, had a “high of
25 degrees below zero!”
Weather facts: Did you know that cold fronts are stronger in the fall and in the spring as they are transition seasons?
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 10 High 25
Duluth Low 13 High 24
Central Minn. Low 11 High 26
Twin Cities Low 16 High 31
Marshall Low 14 High 30
Rochester Low 15 High 32
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 26 Low 23 Winds: S 10-15 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 8:02 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 4:47 p.m.
Normal High: 16
Normal Low: 1
Temperatures will remain above average through the weekend. We could see some light snow by Thursday that could linger into the weekend. Colder air is expected by next week.
Thursday: Cloudy, 20% chance of show. High 32 Low 21 Wind: W 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Friday: Cloudy, 30% chance of snow. High 23 Low 18 Wind: NW 10-15>20 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Saturday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 20% chance of snow. High 24 Low 12 Wind: WNW 10-15>20 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 21 Low 5 Wind: WNW 10-15>20 mph Prec. None.