More snooooooooooowwwwww… Yuck!

I am not happy either, but there are two more systems coming this week in to the weekend. The first one is Tuesday night into Wednesday bringing about 4-5 or so inches.

Windy reporting 5 inches for the next 5 days.

The second one, and PLEASE don’t shoot the messenger, will be Saturday into Sunday. KSTP is saying this the biggest storm of the season bringing 18 inches of snow. Now realize that is is a week out and things can really change.

Windy reporting 22.9 inches in the next 10 days.

Stay tuned and always be weather aware.

Snow Saturday evening thru Sunday

The NWS issued their prediction for the snow starting tomorrow evening. They are predicting about 3 inches for the Mankato area.

I am seeing lower numbers to around just over an inch. With that I am predicting 1-3 inches. I think that is pretty safe guess for the area.

Beware, there is another bigger system on Wednesday that I’ll start looking into Sunday. That one currently is predicting about 5 or so inches. Things will of course change as it gets closer.

As always stay weather aware.

Snow Early Next Week

Here we go again...

It currently appears like we’ll get some more snow. Somewhere in the vicinity of 1 to 5 inches on the very high side based on the latest GFS models. I’m sure the NWS will release more details in the next day or so. Until then here is the models I was looking at.

Take note that these models have changed a lot lately and this is WAY to far out to get accurate predictions.

Numbers All over the board. Snow from 1 inch to 5 inches

Normally, I’m able to find enough models in common I can make a decent prediction, it’s not the case this time.

With that said, NWS is saying about 4 inches as of this evening and models are anywere from just over an inch to 5 or so.

No clue otherwise. In either case always be weather aware.

Mike Wills Podcast 2019-02-10

Today I talk about how I post the weather alerts to Facebook and Twitter. I was inspired by @pathagge when I was asking how he was posting the same thing to Twitter.

First, you need to have an iNWS account. I am not going to share where that is, because it requires approval and only certain people can have that access.

Next, you need an IFTTT account. This allows for the automation to work, while you are at it, install the IFTTT app on your phone. I know this works on Android phones, I don’t know for sure if it works on iOS.

Then create an applet. Choose SMS from your phone type and choose any message from #. Enter in the iNWS phone number.

Then choose then post to Facebook Page.

You can click on Add ingredient to choose what you want to be displayed in the message. After this is done, you can save and active this rule. It will start almost immediately and will be awaiting your next message to be received.

Sorry, this isn’t step-by-step, but I wanted to summarize what I am doing. You can set this similar rule for Twitter as well, or you can have Facebook post to Twitter.

Questions? Post your question in the comments below!

More snow coming late Monday into Tuesday

In case you haven’t heard, more snow is a comin’!

I am pretty¬†sure they will lower the estimated totals for us to somewhere under 5 inches of snow. Ths system is trending to dump more snow further east of us. We have seen it before where it’s trending east then dumps on us.

It appears like it should start to snow somwhere around 6pm Monday and last for around 24 hours.

Stay tuned and always stay weather aware!

Around 3″ Tomorrow, Much More Monday into Tuesday

Remember when I said there was more snow coming last week? I wasn’t wrong. Tomorrow we’ll get this little gem with about a max for 3 inches of snow.

This is the NWS current prediction on their weather page.

There is a 10% of 4 inches, so they seem confident on the 3 or less inches.

Monday Afternoon

Then looking to Monday, we have a very high chance for over 6 inches of snow from Monday evening into Tuesday.

In total, looking ahead to total accumulation between today and Tuesday at noon, we could have up to 14 additional inches of snow on the ground.

Remember to always stay weather aware and look for updated sources before venturing out.