* 17.1" snow reported at MSP International Airport, making this the 5th biggest snowstorm for the Twin Cities in modern-day records.
* 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.
Updated Snowfall Totals....
Paul's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear and frigid. Low: -15