This idea might catch on:
My daughter’s neighbor in St. Paul, MN builds robots. He built this remote controlled snow blower and did all the driveways on her block. pic.twitter.com/xFjMdSNaoV
— Mike Wiz (@MikeWiz60) February 10, 2019
We’ll have a couple of additional snow events this week.
Sunday’s snow had a high snow-to-water ratio, so the fluffy snow piled up. There were several snowfall reports of 5 inches or more in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Sunday total at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 5.9 inches.
You can check snow accumulations as they are posted by the National Weather Service. Hover over a location on the NWS snow map to see the snow total and the time of observation.
More snow Monday afternoon into Tuesday
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential snow pattern Monday through Tuesday evening:
The heaviest snow from this system could clip eastern Minnesota:
The Twin Cities metro area is included in a winter storm watch from 6 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday. It’s for the possibility of 5 to 8 inches of snow. A winter storm watch starts at 3 p.m Monday in portions of south-central and southeastern Minnesota. The winter storm watch starts at 9 p.m. Monday in Chisago and Pine counties, plus northwestern Wisconsin and west-central Wisconsin.
Here are details of the winter storm watch that includes the Twin Cities metro area, beginning Monday evening:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
448 PM CST Sun Feb 10 2019
…HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY AND TUESDAY…
.A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for parts of south central
and east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin for late
Monday through Tuesday. The Watch is in effect for locations
generally east and south of a Rush City to Twin Cities to
Fairmont line, where snowfall accumulations in excess of 6 inches
appear possible. A period of freezing rain or freezing drizzle
will also be possible on Monday as the precipitation is
beginning. Blowing snow and attendant visibility reductions will
also be possible on Tuesday as northwest winds increase.
In the meantime, a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for
areas east of Lakeville to New Richmond until 9 PM. Snow covered
roads with slippery conditions will remain possible into tonight.
Including the cities of Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Chaska,
Shakopee, Le Sueur, and Faribault
448 PM CST Sun Feb 10 2019
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8
* WHERE…Portions of east central and south central Minnesota.
* WHEN…From Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.
The watch areas may be adjusted or converted to advisories or warnings well before the snow arrives. You can check the latest forecasts, advisories and warnings from the NWS offices in the Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, S.D., La Crosse, Wis. and Duluth.
The snow has ended this Sunday evening in most of the metro area. Depending on the progress of overnight plowing, Monday morning’s commute may be affected by some leftover snow or ice.
The next batch of snow might hold off in the Twin Cities metro area until after the Monday p.m. commute. The snow could affect p.m. commutes in far southern Minnesota. Both commutes on Tuesday will be affected by snow.
The models don’t agree on the snow pattern later this week, but one model does show some snow Thursday evening into Friday morning. We’ll see how that pans out.
Monday highs will be the warmest that we’ve seen in about a week, with lots of 20s in central and southern Minnesota:
Our average high this time of year is 28 degrees in the Twin Cities metro area
Metro area highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 20s on Tuesday, then in the upper teens on Wednesday. We’re could see highs in the lower 20s Thursday and Friday.
I hope that you have a good week!