Currier and Ives

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NWS forecast map highlighting snow accumulation by Tuesday afternoon.

Here we go again.

Another fast moving system will push a band of snow through Minnesota overnight into Tuesday. This one looks like a moderate event, not huge but not insignificant either.

Look for snow to spread from western Minnesota during the evening hours and reach the metro by about midnight. Snow could be falling during morning rush on Tuesday, making for yet another slick, slow, slog into work.

By the time the snow tapers Tuesday after lunch, we could have another 2″ to 5″ inches in much of central Minnesota and Wisconsin. The best chance for 5″ will be east of the metro in Wisconsin.

We’ve had 14.9″ of snow so far this month at Twin Cities Airport. If we get another 4.2″ that will put our December snowfall at 19.1″ and boot us into the top 10 snowiest Decembers on record in the metro. There is a decent chance we’ll get there this month with another shot at snow this weekend.

The all time December record in the Twin Cities is 33.2″ set in 1969.

It’s a Currier and Ives landscape around our region this Christmas week. If you don’t have to drive too much, it’s a great year to get out and play in our abundant snowfall. It’s also a great year for snow related retailers. Who knew a little snow cloud help our regions economy?

Look out your window and enjoy the finest a Minnesota winter has to offer!

PH

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