Cold, with snow spreading across Minnesota Sunday afternoon and evening
Our official Twin Cities low temperature was 5 below freezing on Sunday morning. Many places in northern Minnesota experienced lows in the 20s and 30s below zero. The international falls dropped to -42, matching their February 13 low temperature record, set last year.
Here are some additional Sunday morning dips:
Sunday afternoon highs are expected to be single digits above zero across much of Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Parts of far southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin will reach teenagers. A few places in the Twin Cities metro area will hit double-digit highs late Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening, which is well below our average high of 28 degrees on February 13.
Snow is expected to move into northwestern Minnesota on Sunday afternoon then spread east and southeast through the afternoon and evening.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) forecast model shows the potential pattern for precipitation from Sunday noon through Sunday 11 p.m.:
It will snow in some spots that look dry in the loop, but the loop shows the main band of snow expected from this weather system.
Snow could arrive in the Twin Cities metro area around 5 or 6 p.m. Sunday and continue into the evening, with about an inch of accumulation. The north metro could see a little over an inch.
Here are the potential snowfall amounts through Sunday evening:
Parts of northern Minnesota might see just over 2 inches:
Snow and blowing snow will cause travel issues in parts of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. Winter weather advisories (darker blue) were issued for northeastern North Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota this afternoon and evening:
The area shaded in light blue is a wind chill advisory that expires at noon. Here are the details of the winter weather advisory that continues until midnight:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 258 AM CST Sun February 13, 2022 MNZ001-004-007-NDZ007-008-015-016-026-027-029-030-054-140600- /O.NEW.KFGF .WW.Y.0018.220213T1600Z-220214T0600Z/ /O.CON.KFGF.WC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-220213T1800Z/ West Polk-Kittson-West Marshall-Cavalier-Pembina-Ramsey- Eastern Walsh-Nelson-Grand Forks-Steele- Traill-Western Walsh – Including the towns of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Hallock, Karlstad, Lancaster, Warren, Stephen, Argyle, Langdon, Cavalier, Walhalla, Drayton, Pembina, Neche, St. Thomas, Devils Lake, Grafton, Park River, Lakota, Mcville, Aneta, Tolna, Grand Forks, Finley, Hope, Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton, Portland, Edinburg, Adams and Lankin 258 AM CST Sun Feb 13 2022 … WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL ‘AT NOON CST TODAY… …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT… * WHAT… For the winter weather advisory, snow is forecast. Total snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches. Southerly winds will blow up to 35 mph from late morning to afternoon. There can be an hour or two of calm in the late afternoon, before the winds turn to the northwest and again blow up to 35 mph. Snowfall and blowing snow will result in visibilities below half a mile in open country. For the wind chill advisory, very cold wind chills, as low as 40 below zero. * WHERE…Central and northern portions of the Red River Valley. * WHEN… For the winter weather advisory, from 10 a.m. this morning to midnight CST tonight. For the wind chill advisory, until noon CST today. * IMPACTS… Expect slippery road conditions. Areas of snowfall and blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. Dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES/PREPARATION… Slow down and use caution when traveling. Be careful when you are outdoors. Wear appropriate winter clothing. The latest road conditions for North Dakota can be found at dot.nd.gov/travel and for Minnesota at 511mn.org, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.
Check for forecast updates if you plan to travel to northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota today or tonight.
You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News Network, and you can see updated weather information on the MPR News live weather blog. Minnesota road conditions can be found here.
Monday morning lows will be below zero in northern and central Minnesota, with lows slightly above zero elsewhere:
Monday’s highs will be mostly in the teens:
Tuesday highs are in the 30s across much of southern Minnesota, with mostly high 20s in the north:
Highs in the Twin Cities metro area are expected to hit the lower 30 degrees Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday we could start with temperatures around 30 degrees a few hours before sunrise, with temperatures dropping into the 20s during the day. Our metro highs will then retreat back to the lower teens on Thursday, before bouncing back to the upper 20s on Friday.
Until Saturday, our average temperature for February was 4.9 degrees below normal at MSP airport.
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