Last Hurrah: Morning snow showers candy coating

The surprising weather system which spared the metro snowfall accumulations on Tuesday has one more twist today.

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As a sort of “last hurrah” the system is cranking out a last band of snow showers. With temperatures just above freezing, the snow band is enough to produce some grassy accumulations, with snow melting on pavement at the weather lab in the west metro.

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

709 AM CDT WED APR 20 2011

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…

..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….

..REMARKS..

0709 AM SNOW PLYMOUTH 45.02N 93.46W

04/20/2011 M2.2 INCH HENNEPIN MN TRAINED SPOTTER

0700 AM SNOW ST CLOUD 45.55N 94.17W

04/20/2011 M2.0 INCH STEARNS MN OFFICIAL NWS OBS

0643 AM SNOW KIMBALL 45.31N 94.30W

04/20/2011 M2.0 INCH STEARNS MN CO-OP OBSERVER

Expect the snow showers to taper from west to east today, and be a melted memory by later today.

PH