Possibility of Measurable Snow Sunday into Monday

Looking past this c-c-ccoooold for our next storm, I didn’t have to look too far. Sometime Sunday into Monday we should be getting measurable snow again. It’s too far out for any sort of prediction, but stay tuned. I am sure that the NWS and local media will be talking about it Friday into Saturday with better idea of totals.

Snow until tomorrow then COLD

We are just about 1/2 through the snow storm as I write this. NWS has the Mankato area listed as still getting 3-4 inches of snow and 4-6 just east of us.

Here is what the NWS is saying for what to expect tonight into tomorrow.

Then the cold will hit us hard. Remember, we live in MN because we don’t get hurricanes, we don’t have alligators, and we don’t have (as many) poisonious snakes.

Stay warm my friends…

No Changes from Yesterday’s Prediction

Looking at everything again tonight. I am not seeing much changes from yesterday. Some media outlets are saying up to 10 inches others are staying at the more conservative at 6-8 inches. Either way, try to avoid travel if you can. I am still thinking 6 inches for the Mankato area.
Remember, for more updates you can visit the NWS page and their Winter Weather page.

This might be on the extreme side, but gives an idea of the path.

New Snow Storm on the Way and Extreme Cold behind it

You may have already heard, we are getting more snow. Here is what the NWS is saying:

Don’t forget about the NWS Weather page which is saying 7 inches with a 50% chance of over 8 inches.

Now, I haven’t looked to see if this band is moving or in which direction if it is, but it’s looking like we are getting nailed.

GFS model is saying 6-10 inches with us right in the crosshairs.

GFS Model using the 10:1 Ration (10 inches of snow to 1 inch of rain)
GFS Model using the Kuchera method

Looking at my favorite website, they are saying 6 inches.

ECMWF Model
GFS Model

Between what the professionals say and what I am seeing here, we are getting a bunch of snow.

…but wait… there’s more!

The cold is coming next week and our wind chills could get as low as 60 below 0.

As always, stay weather aware and stay warm!

Wind and Cold Timing for Tomorrow 2019-01-23

It looks like the strong winds won’t get to us until after midnight sometime. If you venture out tomorrow, make sure to take a look at the NWS, MN511, or your local media for current conditions.

I like to use Windy which “dumbs down” the models (I don’t understand wind models yet). Unfortunately, they don’t really give you the option to export GIFs of timeframes like some of the other sites I use can do, but here is the timing of the wind. You’ll find the time near the bottom of the screen.

This first video shows the timing of the constant winds.

This second video shows the wind gusts.

Finally, this video shows the temperatures over the period of a few days.

Windy does not provide wind chill temps. To see wind chils we’ll need to look to pivotal weather and the 2 m AGL Wind Chill/Heat Index model. Please note that while I have through Thursday on here, it is several days out. I did see a -60 wind chill there though. Brrrr!

Stay tuned for more updates on the cold.