This has been the coldest air since last February. An even bigger arctic blast arrives next week. Tuesday will be the coldest with lows well below zero. For reference the coldest reading ever in Minneapolis/St.Paul in December was -39F in 1879. Could be worse!
A quick-hitting snow Saturday will leave 1-2 inches across the area with higher amounts farther south of the Minnesota River Valley.
The most snow that ever fell during the month of December was 33.6" in 2010. Remember that? The Twin Cities typically get 3" snowfalls once every month from November through March.
An extended period of below normal temperatures can be expected through late December. The singletrack will stay frozen solid. No temperatures above freezing through Christmas.
We're due for this cold. The average first date for a 0°F temperature is the 8th of December.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story