Impressive snow totals; Slick spots linger for AM rush

3.8″ snowfall at the Deephaven Weather Lab (west metro) as of midnight (and still snowing)

Snow covered and slippery roads overnight

Slick spots remain for AM rush

Latest snow totals from NWS

Major pattern change may bring heavy snow to parts of Minnesota next 2 weeks

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3.8″ snowfall on the “weather deck” as of midnight

“The Little Storm That Could:”

Now that was a snow event! Monday night’s snow blast hit quick & hard, with rapid accumulation of snow once the intense snowfall rate overcame warm ground.

I was in Lutsen this weekend, and drove smack into the snowy blast as I hit the north metro along I-35 Monday evening. Roads became really, really bad in a hurry.

Here’s a quick post with some images from Monday night.

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Snow on the weather lab deck Monday night, with snow streaks caught on camera

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Expect very slick roads early this Tuesday AM! (MNDOT cam I-394 near Wayzata)

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“Streaky & Freaky” snow art with flakes falling in camera flash Monday night.

Get used to the snow. The overall pattern looks favorable for numerous snow systems that could produce heavy snow totals over the next 2 weeks for parts of Minnesota!

More on Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer (and Updraft) early Tuesday.

PH

  • Bill

    Update! Its still snowing in NW Minnesota as on 8:30 2/21/12 and visibiltiy is less than a half mile. There seems to be a bit off a fog with the snow. The road a plowed but slippery.