Skip to comments.1-2 Feet of Snow Saturday, Blizzard Conditions Possible - most snow since the Halloween Superstorm?
Posted on 12/10/2010 10:51:55 AM PST by MplsSteve
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* This has the potential to be the biggest snowstorm for much of Minnesota since Halloween, 1991.
* Potential for 1-2 feet of snow Saturday, with 2-5 foot drifts during the PM hours.
* Close to blizzard criteria - best chance of white-out conditions south/west of the metro area.
* Winter Storm Warning for much of Minnesota/Wisconsin. Blizzard Watch posted for southwestern MN.
* Get your errands/shopping done today, snow arrives late evening, between 8 and 10 pm, snow gets heavier and steadier as the night goes on - should be snowing heavily when we wake up Saturday morning.
* Conditions get worse as the day goes on tomorrow as winds increase and snow accumulates (even on the freeways and interstates). Temperatures will fall through the teens into the single digits - making it a light, powdery snow - prone to blowing and drifting.
* I know this is a mouthful, but travel simply isn't recommended Saturday and Saturday night. Never tell a Minnesotan not to travel, I get it. But the combination of snow/wind/falling temperatures will create truly treacherous conditions. If you run out of gas or go into a ditch tomorrow it could be more than just a minor inconvenience. With wind chill values dipping to -25 or lower it could quickly become life-threatening. Try to get your travel done by this evening, or plan on waiting until Sunday (afternoon) to get back on the highways.
* Wind chills by Saturday night dip down to -20 to -35, extreme danger zone.
Of course, for those of you in the Twin Cities area, you know that Paul Douglas can be a bit of an alarmist in his predictions.
Nonetheless. stay safe and stay warm!
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2 hrs south they’re predicting only around 5” snow - with the bitter cold to follow... but, if the storm track goes a little bit south, we’ll get what they say you’re supposed to get.
“* Wind chills by Saturday night dip down to -20 to -35, extreme danger zone.”
Don’t think I’ll be complaining about the rain here in WA anymore. Stay warm.
Hey, it’s been pretty damn rough here too. Only got up to 71 degrees yesterday and got all the way down to 50 last night and I doubt it will break 70 today. Throw in a few clouds and it’s downright cold.
Much more of this global warming and we’re going to find ourselves in a new ice age!
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Why doesn’t somebody DO something about this!?!?!?
Only got up to 71 degrees yesterday
I take that back. I see you’re from Ca. Weather is the LEAST of your problems.
“Why doesnt somebody DO something about this!?!?!?”
I’m sure Amy Klobuchar will issue a press release or hold a press conference saying that she’s gonna get to the bottom of this “heavy snow issue” right away.
Women and minorities will be hardest hit.
They’re telling us up in Duluth that the brunt of it will be a bit south of here. Central Ws., like Hayward is going to really get dumped on.
Poor Sven Svengaard won’t be able to do outdoor weather reports for risk of getting buried in a snowdrift!!
Does she know how to start the snowblower?
biggest snowstorm for much of Minnesota since Halloween, 1991.
The Halloween storm was actually two storms back to back. I worked in a one story box back then with a door on the south side of the building. We literally had to dig a tunnel to get in when we returned after it was all over.
We’re doomed like Cancun!!!
“Cancun is hosting the U.N. conference on man-made climate change amid record cold temperatures”
The Halloween storm was also the kicker for “The Perfect Storm” off the east coast. A tropical system was slowly moving up the WLANT when it was jacked up by that arctic outbreak.
they say this thing is going to swing through indiana. i can’t find any solid forecast of how far south it may go. some say it swipes north of indy, others say it could get closer to the ohio river. amount of ice and snow i get is going to depend on where this beast tracks. i want a white christmas but i do not want to be iced in for days since we have tickets to the mannheim steamroller concert next week.
Uffda......gonna make a whole lot of retailers unhappy to lose a prime pre-Christmas weekend’s worth of sales.
The kid was supposed to have a hockey game in Rochester tomorrow. We weren’t looking forward to the drive from the Cities even in good weather.
They already cancelled it last night.
The neighbors across the street are coming over for fondue. I have to stop by the liquor store on the way home. It should be a fun storm.
Hey up here in the UP of Michigan, we got that same warning. I am looking forward to it. Last night we had 5 inches of snow, when only 2 inches was predicted.
Have fun getting the snow taken care of in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Yes we want the snow. minimum of 12 inches has be predicted with blizzard warnings. Yipee. Up here in the UP of Michigan we want lots of snow for the last 2 years we have not had the normal 300 + inches. Milwaukee had more snow 105 inches last year and the year before.
“I have to stop by the liquor store on the way home.”
Thanks for indirectly reminding me. I should stop too. Just a six-pack of something simple...Miller High Life, Coors Extra Gold or something like that.
Lots of snow is good for your economy - skiing, snowmobiling, etc.
And it replenishes the watertable so that your waterfalls and rivers are running strong in thespring an ssummer. Dried-up waterfalls and rivers don’t attract tourists too well.
On a side note, I’ve been doing a little early checking around and I’m thinking a UP vacation might be in store next summer. Either the Keewenaw Peninsula or Sault Ste Marie. I’m just not sure where.
Where is the best place to rent a snowmobile on the range between Duluth and Grand Marais?
Perfect weather for Ice Fishing, break out the Auger...4 feet if ice.
In this area the really big storms come in from farther south. They swoop up through Colorado and drag all that Gulf moisture with it.
Is that a trick question? The Range isn’t between Duluth and Grand Marais.
How about Grain Belt Nordeast? Pretty good stuff.
Jeepers you Yoopers really like the snow.
Sounds like a nice, albeit cool-ish, fall day in Maine. :-)
I know Minnesotans aren't THIS hopeless. I mean, really? They need to be told that going out in whiteout conditions with 2-5 foot drifting snow is a bad idea? File that under "D" for "Duh".
I have to stop by the liquor store on the way home.
I grew up in Minnesota. There were a few times when we got snowed in so bad you couldn’t travel for a couple of days. Our neighborhood would make a party out of it.
One guy had a snowmobile, and I recall him making trips to the liquor store when supplies got depleted. Having enough food never seemed to be a problem though!
A local talker regularly goes on about “Who are they writing these stories for?” Not just about weather. Newspapers write the most pathetic “advice” stories. You really have to wonder what kind of morons do they think we are?
You must get similar stories out there?
Blizzard Warning for NW and NC Iowa now too. Every county in Iowa is under some kind of weather warning or advisory.
Meanwhile, I'm usually the only one who shows up at work. :-) I love the peace and quiet.
True story.... We were having a blizzard that was fairly respectable - 6-8". I *had* to get to the store, for something that escapes me now. There was a guy in the parking lot of the store, he had bought out all of the bread and was scalping it at $5 a loaf. Had plenty of takers, too.
Dunno why, everything usually melts within a day or two.....which is why I live down here, and no longer up there. :-)
Tomorrow in Southern California, were expecting about 76 degrees, clear, sunny with a nice on-shore Pacific breeze!
LOL, I do LOVE entrepreneurial spirit. Willing seller, willing buyer, perfectly acceptable in my mind.
It does bring the saying about a "fool and his money" to mind, however.
Please add us to the Minnesota Ping List! We have just moved here from our beloved Chautauqua Lake in Western NY.
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Grain Belt Nordeast?
Yeah, I had a bottle of it about two months ago. I liked it.
That’s another good one to consider.
Firewood - check
matches - check
roof rake - check
booze - check
food - check
shovels and snowblowers - check
mail letters on deadlines - check
cover windshields - check
jigsaw puzzles - check
DVDs - check (three for two day deal)
booze - check again
everybody home and off the road - check
gas in the tanks - check
I need to run to the Butcher and grab some steaks if i’m going to be stuck inside for a few days...
(and more booze)
I know Minnesotans aren’t THIS hopeless. I mean, really? They need to be told that going out in whiteout conditions with 2-5 foot drifting snow is a bad idea? File that under “D” for “Duh”.
The last snow storm (is 5” a “storm”?) someone from the DOT was on the radio doing psa’s saying “YOUR GONNA DIE IF YOU USE YOUR CRUISE CONTROL IN THE SNOW!!!!”... is it a bright idea to use it? no. Will you die? Probably not.
I predict this storm will be like the last one they predicted. It dropped 0” of snow on is. While we will see some snow, I’d be surprised to see the depths they are predicting.
And Paul Douglas is a global warming idiot.
Read the other day that Buffalo had four feet just the other day. Minnesota needs to stop crying.
What about the children?
Headlines in the NYT:SNOW STORMS HIT MIDWEST, WOMEN AND MINORITYS HARDEST HIT.
OK, lets go with HWY 61 scenic drive. North shore drive.
I used to bartend up in Cass county. The drink of choice was Windsor Canadian whiskey. They drank it by the barrels when Winter set in. It was unbelievable.
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