While it’s exciting to talk rain in spring, it will bring a new round of flooding and other problems. Here’s the breakdown. I’m bringing out the QPF (Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts) now. QPF is basically how much precipitation will fall in any form (rain, snow, etc). The current models are showing around
a inch and a half of precipitation.
Here is what the NWS is saying.
This system will start out as rain and may eventually turn into snow giving us maybe an inch or so of snow.
I would highly recommend you clean snow away from any catch basins near where you live or work to help drain the water out of the street. The city crews would thank you for helping out.
As with the last couple of systems, there will be some wind behind this system and there may be some blowing snow.
This is still an early prediction, so stay tuned and always be weather
I’ll be publishing my final predictions tomorrow, but I wanted to share some information as this system starts to figure out what it’s doing. The NWS is predicting 9 inches for the Mankato area.
Here is the ranges they are
Stay tuned as I’m sure things will still change. They are expecting over an inch of liquid to fall from the sky that will be in the form of rain, snow, or any other form.
Keep up-to-date on this and always stay weather aware.
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Today I talk about the snow… it’s a thing in MN this year.
Update: Now it’s looking more like rain than snow, but could easily change again. I’ll keep you updated.
Looking ahead, this week seems to be cold, but not too bad with a warming trend. However, this weekend, there is a potential for a strong winter storm.
This one is lining up much like the one that dumped on us a couple of weeks ago.
Currently there is even a potential for some stronger winds with this system as well.
This IS a week away and could change drastically, so stay tuned in and I’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date.
Always stay weather aware.
Yeah, I’m getting sick of it too…
It appears like we will be getting 2-4 inches of snow. It does seem to be trending to maybe even be lower than that, so don’t be too surprised.
A system is still tracking our way for this Friday through Saturday. It appears like we will get 2-5 inches as of right now.
It looks like it might be a little windy on Saturday, but I haven’t seen any more about “blizzard conditions”, but you can definitely expect
Stay tuned and always be weather aware.
Tonight into tomorrow is the next round of snow. So far it’s looking like it’s staying north of us and will bring us an inch or less.
The system this weekend seems to be bringing less snow, but still will be bringing the winds again. Stay tuned and always be weather aware.
Now that we have this system out of the way (sort of ), time to look forward to what’s next. It isn’t pretty.
On Monday, we’ll get a little system sometime
after noon. It should be an inch or less.
On Tuesday, another system will move in with probably 1-3 inches of snow.
Thursday will bring another system and another 1-3 inches.
Friday afternoon into Saturday will bring yet another system bringing another 5 or so inches and I have also been hearing about more strong winds possibly bringing another blizzard with this sysetm.
As always, these are preliminary numbers. To make things worse there are two systems the week of March 10th that are looking to be bigger systems again.
Stay tuned to keep up to date. Always be weather aware.