Snow burst accompanied by gusty winds, blast of cold

Late this afternoon a burst of snow, reducing visibilities to a half mile, was moving through central Minnesota. This snow band should pass through the Twin Cities between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Watch for changing weather conditions and slick roads.


Radar screen capture shortly after 3 p.m. CST. Source: NOAA/Weather underground.

Meanwhile, cold winds gusting to over 30 mph will drop wind chill readings into the teens and single digits overnight.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through tonight for an area roughly from Bemidji to Duluth north to International Falls and Grand Marais. As the snow accumulates during the darkness hours roads will become extremely slick and hazardous.

Snow accumulations in northeast Minnesota may reach 2 to 5 inches by Friday morning.

Gusty winds and much colder temperatures will greet early morning shoppers on Friday. Wind chill readings will be in the single digits.9amfri.gif

Winds and pressure pattern with surface temperatures from NAM valid at 9 a.m. Friday

Source:NOAA/College of Dupage

Drive safely and dress accordingly.

Craig Edwards

  • Gary

    You got it right again. I hurried outside this morning and got a major yard and garden project done in the beautiful weather and finished up as it started to cool.

    Thank you!!!