34 F. average high on November 28.
24 F. high on November 28, 2014.
November 29, 1991: Parts of central Minnesota receive heavy snow including a record 16 inches of snow in New Ulm.
November 29, 1835: A low of 11 below zero is reported at Ft. Snelling.
Long-Duration Snow Event Coming;
Potential grows for 5-10" amounts close to home
Alert the TSA, call out the National Guard, schedule a sick day for Tuesday - because a wet, sloppy, long-duration "storm" is shaping up for much of Minnesota. You remember snow, right? Yes, we are overdue for a gasp-worthy, white-knuckle commute, school closings ticking away at the bottom of the TV screen and flustered meteorologists comparing favorite weather models.
On our patented scale of nuisance-plowable-crippling this should be a long-duration (plowable) snow event as a storm tracks southeast of MSP, keeping us on the cold side of the system. Snow arrives during the PM hours Monday; tapering to flurries Wednesday morning. By then much of the metro may pick up 3-6 inches of slush; a band of 5-10 inches setting up very close to home.
This, in spite of a mild El Nino pattern which is forecast to linger through the winter. NOAA data shows Twin Cities temperatures since September 1 have been the second warmest ever recorded. The mercury tops 40F by late week so plan a midweek romp in the snow.
It's been a long slog for Minnesota snow-lovers but patience may soon pay off. Let it snow!
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * SNOW IS POSSIBLE FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY ARE POSSIBLE. * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. * THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS... INCLUDING DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE ON MONDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
TODAY: Partly sunny, good travel conditions. Winds: SE 3-8. High: 35
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clouds increase. Low: 25
MONDAY: Winter Storm Watch. Snow develops, tough PM rush hour. Winds: E 5-10. High: 35
TUESDAY: Wet, slushy snow; plowable amounts; over 5" expected, as much as 8-10" in a few areas. Winds: N 10-20. Wake-up: 30. High: 34
WEDNESDAY: Flurries taper, slow clearing with slowly improving travel. Wake-up: 26. High: 37
THURSDAY: Plenty of sun, turning milder. Wake-up: 23. High: 39
FRIDAY: Patchy fog, rapid melting of snow. Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 27. High: near 40
SATURDAY: Mild, more clouds and fog. Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 29. High: 41