Packing of the deep snow was badly needed after the big blizzard brought a cool foot of snow to our metro trails. A slight thaw this weekend could soften the snow, but expect another artic visit next week. Winter certainly isn't through with us yet.
Over a foot of snow fell from Colorado to the U.P. of Michigan. Many areas saw daily record snowfall, including Nebraska with 18 inches!
Light sleet/snow mix Sunday signals the arrival of an arctic cold front. Next week will be spent below freezing...perfect conditions for solid snow on the singletrack.
Below normal temperatures and a few sub-zero night Tuesday-Wednesday. Concerned about Sunday's temp above freezing but after that the singletrack snow should be set!
El Nino Winter No two El Ninos are alike, but recent observations show that above normal snowfall is not common during El Nino winters in the Upper Midwest. The southern half of the region is actually found to have better odds of above normal snowfall during an El Nino February.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story