29 F. average high for December 9.
17 F. high on December 9, 2011.
10.2" snow fell as of 7 pm yesterday at MSP International, a new snowfall record for December 9. The old record was 7.4" on December 9, 1961.
Current Travel Conditions. Before leaving the house (early?) this morning you may want to check out 511mn.org, MnDOT's official web site, with information for the Twin Cities metro and greater Minnesota. Even though the accumulating snow is over, temperatures in single digits will make it nearly impossible to melt a pesky layer of ice. Chemicals don't work nearly as efficiently when it's colder than 15 F. Commute times may be double, or longer, a slightly better drive home this afternoon.
** thanks to my friend Heidi Rusch for the photo above, taken in front of her house in Minnetonka. Yes, it really is beautiful out there right now, with snow sticking (to everything - including my dog).