Here's what Tom Novak from @NovakWeather had to say about the prospects for snow this week.
In the meantime, TMF took a road trip to Kansas City this weekend... where spring was found to be more than a rumor!
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Love the videos!ReplyDelete
Welcome back Bill, great timing you have so you and Novak can discuss another winter storm....reading the NWS discussion its pretty confusing on totals they mention 4-8 and 8-10 and 2-6...but it looks like they have settled on 3-6, we'll see what happens!!!!ReplyDelete
I need more comments/insight/forecasts!! There is potential for another winter storm with significant accumulations and I need to read all about it. I can't believe I am writing this in "almost late" April, but I need to: Bring it!!ReplyDelete
It'll be interesting to see how this pans out. Most forecasts I've seen don't call for much snow at all. In fact I think Novak is the only one that has a decent amount of snow on the backside of the system. NWS had 1-3 only for Thursday night. PD just had "maybe a slushy inch" on his evening forecast tonight.ReplyDelete
The NWS now has 4-8 inches in their 7-day forecast for the east metro area for Thurs night into Fri.ReplyDelete
I'm still hoping this somehow misses us, but it's likely a heavier snow band sets up over the metro Thursday night into Friday morning. I've been thinking 3-6" so far, but I don't think 4-8" is out of line either. Will have a better idea tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Randy....the GEM has been suggesting this for the last three days, the Euro and GFS seem to be on board. I have know idea what the Nam is doing, but I think it's flat out wrong. I hope our local media mets are not relaying on the Nam solution.Delete
I agree, the GEM and ECMWF have been very consistent the last several days. Even the GFS has been more consistent in the last 24 hours. Who knows what the NAM is doing. I just had a discussion yesterday with a few coworkers about my ever growing frustrations with the American models.Delete
Well Plymouth Weather Lover you got your wish for more chatter.....cuz I bet there will be a whole bunch now that the NWS has issued a winter storm watch for 10am Thursday thru 10am Friday and there graphic shows the metro in the heart of the best potential of 6+" band! This is crazy,I love snow but to be talking of snowstorms on the 18th and 19th of April is incredible!ReplyDelete
I wouldn't be surprised if a blizzard warning is issued in our CWA either with some strong winds coming with this snow!
Blizzard? Bring that too!ReplyDelete
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I know its amazing enough that were talking inches of snow tommorrow and Friday in mid-April.......but it doesn't stop there, NWS has snow mentioned in the grids for Saturday night and Monday night...I keep hearing about this warmth coming but everytime I look at an long range forecast it keeps getting bumped back and temps brought down abit.....so I ask a two-part trivia question: what is the latest measurable(NOT A TRACE) snowfall recored at MSP and the lastest 32 or less degree temperature?ReplyDelete
A couple seconds of googling found this:Delete
MEASURABLE ... MAY 24 1925 .... 0.1 in
1" OR MORE ... MAY 20 1892 .... 3.0 in
4" OR MORE ... APR 29 1984 .... 6.6 in
Latest 32F reading is 24 May 1925, same as the above snow day. The high for that day was 52. The snow must have fallen overnight or early in the morning.Delete
@Disco80.....thank you for the info!Delete
Interesting array of predictions for tomorrow. Weather.com app says 1-2 inches of wet snow. Hammer and Todd Nelson and Sven @ Kare seem to be on par with this as well, though Hammer said 2-4 I think. PD also said last night on his blog something to this effect. And others are much higher. Interesting!ReplyDelete
Yogi's coming, winter storm Yogi is going to effect us, what a bear!ReplyDelete
Novak says 6-9!!!!!!!
Actually, I'm going with a solid 4"-8" across the MSP metro with the heaviest snows NW metro & another strong gradient from NW to SE across the metro. However, if everything plays out perfectly, the MSP metro would be right in the axis and/or heart of the heavy snow. However, as of now, I believe that the axis will be located just NW of the metro core. Perhaps on a line from Monticello to Duluth.ReplyDelete
This storm appears to "Bomb" or intensify right over eastern MN later tomorrow. This rapid intensification will likely create 'Dynamic Cooling' that, in turn, will turn any liquid over to snow by THUR afternoon.
What is the expected snow-to-liquid equivalent for this storm?ReplyDelete
Ok. Now that the official Winter Storm Warning was issued, we can really let the discussion begin. NWS is going with 6-8 for metro. I want even more, but what do people think? I want to be more excited that I already am, if that is possible. Bring......it.......!!!!!ReplyDelete
Belinda Jensen is calling for the most snow St. Cloud north, only 1-3 in the metro, 5 inches in Maple Lake. Too conservative (as usual)???ReplyDelete
Kare 11 does seem to have a history of being very conservative. What's with that? How accurate are they really?ReplyDelete
I live in South Mpls just across the bridge from Highland Park. I'm in a Warning for 6-8 inches, but across the bridge they're only in an Advisory for 3-5. :)ReplyDelete
Lets assume that it does snow about 6" in the metro. How much of that accumulates? All of it?ReplyDelete
Why did the NWS page for Mpls go from 3-5 to 1-3 for Thursday night? I thought things were trending higher.ReplyDelete