* Biggest snow for the Twin Cities since the Halloween Superstorm of 1991.
* Reports of 3-6 foot drifts around the metro, the most snow on the ground in 19 years.
* That snow isn't going anywhere anytime soon - no thaws in sight through Christmas Day. There will be some "settling" as the sheer weight of the snow compacts the accumulation - some "shrinkage" in the coming days, but for snow lovers this is truly as good as it's ever 'gonna get!
* Wind chills dip to -30 today in spite of bright sunshine. Winds gusting to 25 mph. will produce more drifting, especially outside the metro (where travel conditions should slowly improve as the day goes on and plows get back on the highways).
* -15 tonight, as cold as -21 late Monday night/Tuesday morning. The core of the Arctic air drifts over Minnesota during the day Monday, probably the coldest day of the next 3. By midweek temperatures start to moderate (a bit). Low 20s will actually feel remarkably good by Thursday.
Most Recent Snowfall Totals....
It's Tough Being A (Little) Dog. Say hi to "Bentley", a tiny little dachsund living out in Chanhassen, who seemed to enjoy the snow but had a HECK of a time "doing his business", according to owner Tricia Frostad.
"Snowmageddon". 1-2 feet of snow in the metro? What parallel universe are we living in - where it actually snows in the Twin Cities, just like it did back in the 70s and early 80s? Over 1" liquid in the Twin Cities translated into nearly 16" at MSP International Airport, 17" on the ground. Nearly 3" fell in St. Cloud, but some 4-7" amounts were common in other towns across Stearns County.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear and frigid. Low: -15