Thundersnow; thunder-sleet; graupel; rain; hail; and 60 mph winds.
And severe thunderstorm and blizzard warnings at the same time, plus Texas dust. That about cover it?
— Larry Rodriguez (@larrydtv) April 10, 2019
Our latest April snowstorm brought just about every kind of frozen precipitation there is.
Even this brave Minnesota state trooper could not overcome the wind and ice.
Wind: 1. Trooper: 0.
A trooper directing traffic around a jackknifed semi this morning on Highway 86 & Interstate 90 in Jackson County was knocked to the ground by a wind gust.
The trooper was not injured but the video is a reminder of theconditions caused by this snowstorm. pic.twitter.com/xTwrwKCM3f
— MN State Patrol (@MnDPS_MSP) April 11, 2019
Heavy snow up north overnight
The heaviest snowfall zones favor western and northern Minnesota into early Friday. Snow, sleet and rain will be more intermittent from the Twin Cities south and east. The storm will gradually ease out of Minnesota Friday.
Here’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model through Friday.
Wind and snow gradually ease across southern Minnesota as we move into Friday. Northern and western Minnesota picks up another 5 to 10 inches.
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) April 11, 2019
Wind and waves
Check out the view from Duluth harbor Thursday afternoon.
— NWS Duluth (@NWSduluth) April 11, 2019
I can’t remember the last time I saw a local emergency declared. The combination of wind damage and widespread power outages have created emergency conditions in Freeborn County, Minn. Here’s an update from Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
The wind that came with this snow storm has been brutal—battering counties across Minnesota and leaving behind power outages. Learn about the latest public safety response efforts in this latest snapshot: https://t.co/3kZ1wByDA0 #MnWX pic.twitter.com/Db73g79vzL
— Minnesota HSEM (@MnDPS_HSEM) April 11, 2019
Temperatures near 60 degrees in the next 10 days will feel very nice.
Hang in there Minnesota!