24 F. average high on December 28.
47 F. high on December 28, 2013.
4" snow on the ground in Minneapolis - St. Paul.
5.6" snow so far in December.
10.8" average December snowfall as of the 28th.
15" snowfall so far this winter season at KMSP.
20.7" average snowfall as of December 28.
"Let's get some sushi!" meteorologist and Penn State classmate Mike Seidel texted Sunday. When Mike's in town it's a signal that our weather is about to turn toxic. He's the roving correspondent for the Weather Channel, in town covering the upcoming onslaught of bitter air.
Except the latest models suggest more of a glancing blow of polar air early next week - the core of subzero air aimed at New England, not Minnesota. We'll see.
We get a taste of the Great White North into Wednesday; two nights below zero before a rebound later this week. One bright shining silver lining from these rude Canadian fronts: our coldest days tend to be sunny. Yes, your teeth may be chattering as you hunt for your shades.
No thaws are brewing, but 20s will feel surprisingly good later this week, before the next big scoop of Arctic Chunk brushes Minnesota early next week.
Previous runs of the ECMWF (European) brought this gusher of bitter air into Minnesota, hinting at 3-5 days in a row below zero. Latest model runs nudge the cold wave farther east, with less polar pain close to home.
We won't run out of cold fronts here anytime soon. But this winter they'll be alternating with a mild Pacific breeze.
Temperature anomalies valid Sunday morning, January 4 obtained using Climate Reanalyzer (http://cci-reanalyzer.org), Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA.
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TODAY: Peeks of sun, a bit chilly. Feels like -5. WInds: North 10. High: 10
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, second subzero night of winter so far. Low: -4
TUESDAY: Bright sun. Feels like -15. High: 8
NEW YEAR'S EVE: Increasing clouds, still windy. Wake-up: -7. High: 14
NEW YEAR'S DAY: Clouds, period of flurries. Wake-up: 9. High: 25
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, average temps. Wake-up: 15. High: 26
SATURDAY: Patchy clouds, more flurries. Wake-up: 17. High: 26
SUNDAY: Cloudy, seasonably cold. Wake-up: 20. High: 24
File photo: AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano.