28 F. average high on December 11.
39 F. high on December 11, 2011.
Trace of snow flurries Tuesday.
11.5" of snow so far in December.
12.3" snow so far this winter season.
8" snow on the ground (down from 10" early Monday, due to compaction, not melting). No, there was precious little melting yesterday. There will be some melting later today.
* Photo above from Sunday's snow blitz in Minneapolis: Brennan Jontz Photography.
Photo credit above: "(Gallery by Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)"
2004: A strong cold front pushed through Minnesota during the early morning hours. By dawn, winds turned to the northwest and increased to 25 to 40 MPH with gusts as high as 70 MPH. The windiest part of the day was from mid morning through mid afternoon when many locations suffered sustained winds in the 30 to 45 MPH range. The highest wind gusts recorded in southern Minnesota during this time included 71 MPH in Welch and 62 MPH near Albert Lea, St. James, Winthrop and Owatonna. Other notable wind gusts included 59 MPH at New Ulm, 58 MPH in Mankato, 55 MPH in St. Cloud and Morris, 54 MPH at Redwood Falls, and 52 MPH at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Scattered trees were downed and a few buildings received minor roof damage across the region.
1939: December gale at north shore; winds clocked at 48 mph at Duluth.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
* photo above courtesy of Randy Peterson, who snapped this photo up in Champlin.