We Get Massive Winds And Little Snow But Twin Cities Getting Slammed Again
The Twin Ports is under a winter advisory for most of today into Monday morning, nothing we can't handle. However if traveling to the Twin Cities or further south is in you plans in the next 24 hours, Twin Cities Meteorologist Paul Douglas says you may want to think twice. Delta has already canceled 700 flights. Can you believe another big storm this season is missing us to the south? So how bad will it be there?
According to Paul Douglas, here is the outlook for the Twin Cites:
This storm may rival the massive snow-dump of December 10-11, when a total of 17.1" fell on the Twin Cities. We're updating the total amounts to be in the 12-18" range for most of the metro, and a large swatch of central and southern Minnesota, by midday Monday. A few towns close to home may wind up with closer to 20" by Monday afternoon.
* Travel conditions will get worse as the day goes on. The worst travel will be from late afternoon into Sunday night, when snow may be falling at the rate of 1-2"/hour with considerable blowing and drifting, especially outside the metro.
* Blizzard conditions are likely over southwestern Minnesota, but much of central and southern MN will experience near-blizzard conditions, with sustained winds of 25-30 mph at the height of the storm late this afternoon and tonight, just 5 mph. shy of blizzard criteria. Expect near white-out conditions later today.