* Second clipper arrives Thursday, another stripe of 1-2" possible across central and southern Minnesota. Once again roads may be icy, but we expect under 1" here in the metro Thursday.
* Relatively dry and quiet Friday and Saturday.
* Storm early next week passes well south of Minnesota - potential for significant snow has lessened somewhat for the metro area, but a few inches can't be ruled out over far southern MN, even the MSP metro area from Sunday night into early Tuesday. Still too early to tell if this will be a weather-maker for the MSP metro area.
* Potentially much colder by the end of next week, highs in single digits across much of Minnesota the latter half of next week?
* Long-range models hinting at a few subzero daytime highs (even for the metro area) between January 16-20, possibly the coldest stretch of the entire winter.
* The world's largest reinsurance company, Munich Re, said that 950 natural disasters were recorded last year, nine tenths of which were weather-related events such as storms, floods or heat waves. The total represents the second highest number of natural disasters recorded since 1980 and is 21 per cent higher than the average number of annual incidents recorded over the past decade. More details in a series of stories below the forecast.
Florida Freeze Blamed For Rise In Orange Juice Price. From a post at Accu-Weather.com: "Orange juice futures hit a three-year high Tuesday after a 4.6 percent jump. After the initial rise, prices settled back to Monday's level by afternoon, according to AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Dale Mohler. While the price is stable currently, prices could increase in the near future. "It has been drier than normal all winter and that is not expected to change even through the spring," Mohler said. This could trigger a rise in prices in a month or two."
* Welcome To The Year Of Tablets and Digital Living Rooms. Another story for tech-heads from adage.com.
Paul's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
TODAY: Light snow likely. Around 1/2 to 1" of snow. Slippery. Winds: NW 10-15. High: near 20
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Light snow tapers to flurries, little additional accumulation. Low: 4