Had Monday's rain been snow we'd be talking about a six inch snowfall. As luck would have it the atmosphere over Minnesota gets a kick back to winter with a potential "packable" snow Friday. Confidence is building that someone in southern Minnesota will see a blizzard and a cool foot of snow. Some models put that potential right over the metro. Must be payback for the 60s we saw over the weekend.
Model Snow Forecast
Model trends favor heaviest snow across the southeast metro. As is typical for February snowstorms the snowfall gradient will be large. Lower totals are likely the further northwest you go in the metro.
Blizzard Potential Index
Heaviest snow is expected to fall Friday morning with winds over 30 mph. A blizzard is characterized by sustained winds to 35 mph or greater with heavy snow and reduced visibility to less than a quarter of a mile. That criteria may be met early Friday.
Cold air return this weekend and sticks around through the first week of March. This year March comes in like a lion. Will it go out like a lamb?
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NWS Twin Cities Weather Story