Once again another near-miss snow event for the Twin Cities metro. Colder air does spill south of the international border late this week. Nothing arctic, but the heavier winter coat will suffice. The cold air will moderate by early next week when temperatures climb above freezing once again.
A wavy upper level pattern temporarily allows colder air to infiltrate Minnesota from Canada. Come the weekend, however, the pattern begins to "flatten" out...more of a straight west to east flow resulting in more Pacific (milder) air to flow into the Midwest.
"So far temperatures for the month of December are averaging 8 to 16 degrees F warmer than normal for most communities across the state." according to MN State Climatologist, Mark Seeley. In fact, September 1 through December 10th was the warmest such period on record for the state. Latest model trends continue to hint at an unusually warm January for the Midwest, Great Lakes, and New England.
Snow is covering the landscape across mostly northern Minnesota. A storm early next week (around Monday) shows more promise to bring the metro a measurable snow. Stay tuned.
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NWS Twin Cities Weather Story