Big snows for the Midwest…just not here!

Winter Storm Warnings are up for much of the Upper Midwest in advance of a strong area of low pressure. If you’re traveling about 2-3 hours north of here on I-90, you will run into snow, sleet, and freezing rain Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Snow could come down in feet across Central Minnesota. The area of dark purple is where more than 12″ of snow is expected. The Northwoods and the U.P. of Michigan also stand to get some pretty substantial snowfall!

The stormtrack of this storm (and the next one on Friday) will be far enough north of our area to prevent much snow around here. In fact, of the 1.04″ of precipitation the ECMWF (European model) gives RFD, only 0.02″ of that comes in the form of snow! We’ll just be too warm for that.

Rain will begin Tuesday night and linger into the morning hours of Wednesday when about a half inch of rain will fall. By Friday, a new system will pass just to our northwest, putting us in the warm sector of the storm…a more favorable place for thunderstorms to develop. While one can’t be ruled out Tuesday overnight, there’s a slightly better chance for a few claps Friday afternoon. No severe weather is forecast at this time. -ES





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This post was written by qni_it on February 27, 2012

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