* Temperatures average 5-15 degrees below average this week.
* Next clipper arrives Thursday, potential for a couple of inches, but right now it doesn't look as formidable as last Friday's snow burst.
* Reinforcing surge of Arctic air arrives over the weekend. Arrival of this Yukon Express may set off a coating to 1/2" of powder Saturday.
* Slight chance/opportunity for a brief thaw between December 15-17.
Sunday Goosebumps. Yesterday was the coldest day in the Twin Cities since March 11, when the high was a nippy 8 above zero in the metro area. .01" of liquid precipitation translated into a half inch of fluff (more than we were predicting), just enough to keep a few roads slick. Highs held in the mid teens statewide, a good 15 degrees colder than average. What the heck happened to average?
Paul's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear to partly cloudy - first subzero night of the winter season. Low: -3