“Snowquester Storm” keeps on giving; Heavy AM snow tapers PM

Storm Headlines:

Winter Storm Warnings in effect until 6pm tonight

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-Latest warnings from Twin Cities NWS

4″ to 7″ snowfall totals through 5 am in the metro so far.

(NWS reports 7.1″ at MSP Airport through 6am)

-Latest snowfall totals

Snowfall continues this morning, gradually tapering off this afternoon. Another 2″ to 4″ likely today with overall totals now expected to reach 7″ to 11″ in many areas

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-Latest Twin Cities radar loop

Obviously roads are in terrible shape, if you can stay put today or work from home that might be a good idea

-MNDOT Traffic cams and info

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I-94 near the Lowry Tunnel

Staying Power

It’s seriously slow going this morning with moderate to heavy snow in the metro and much of Minnesota.

Our latest snow maker has slowed overnight, and will continue to bring snow right through AM rush hour and into early afternoon in many areas. A slower moving system means more time for accumulating snow, and that means potentially higher totals.

Through 5am, metro snowfall totals range from 4″ at Anoka and Forest Lake, to 6″ in Shoreview and 7″ in Lakeville on the far south end of the metro.

(Update: MSP Airport NWS reports 7.1″ as of 6 am)

One big storm:

Check out the NWS warnings map.

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Winter Storm Warnings & Watches extend from the Canadian border through the Twin Cities to Chicago, and all the way to Washington D.C. and the East Coast. Chicago gets blasted with 10″ today. New York & suburbs, Philly, and Boston will al be dealing with our storm by tomorrow.

Major airline delays are already in the system today travelling eastbound.

Be safe in the snow today!

PH

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