February snowstorms can be notoriously difficult to predict. Friday's storm was no different. A very tight snowfall gradient made forecasting totals extremely tricky. But the picture became clear, another big snow event would once again track south of the Twin Cities.
The Blizzard Potential Index (BPI) above shows the model runs since Tuesday and how the blizzard potential moved from north to south over time.
With a full-blown blizzard across southern #Minnesota, the metro receives a wide range of totals from no accumulation in Elm Creek to maybe six inches near Lebanon Hills. This kind of forecast makes a meteorologist not sleep at night.
Colder weather follows this storm but nothing arctic in nature. Another storm next week could bring a little more rain to mix along with some snow.
Maybe We're Not Alone
Exciting news from NASA this week! Seven Earth-sized planets have been discovered outside our solar system that orbit around a similar sun. Three of the seven planets are in the "habitable zone".
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