That big blob of pink in this image indicates a total snowfall model forecast of 10 inches. The metro stays just south of the highest totals, measuring 6-8 inches by the end of the event Tuesday. Perfect conditions to test out the fatbike.
The forecast hasn't been easy with such a large snow gradient expected across the metro. As the National Weather Service Twin Cities points out:
HENNEPIN COUNTY COULD SEE TOTALS THAT RANGE FROM CLOSE TO A FOOT IN THE FAR NORTH TO 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE FAR SOUTH.
The winter storms ends Tuesday but the bitter cold only just begins. Temperatures stay a good 20 degrees below average through the weekend.
Tuesday: Snow ends midday, breezy. H: 26 Wind: NE 10-15 G 20
Tuesday Night: Cloudy. L: 10
Wednesday: Cloudy. H: 25 L: 9 Wind: NW 10-15
Thursday: Cloudy, cold, snow showers. H: 23 L: 8 Wind: NW 5-10
Friday: Sunny, lighter wind. H: 20 L: 7 Wind: NW 5
Saturday: Partly cloudy. H: 23 L: 10 Wind: W 5
Sunday: Cloudy, cold. H: 18 L: 9 Wind: SW 5-10
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