Low Temps on Wednesday:
Low Temps on Thursday
Fresh Snow Aids Cooling Conditions
Take a look a the images below, they explain why it tends to be so much colder after a newly laid snow pack. Not only is it just plain old cold, but "Albedo" has a big impact the surface temperatures by reflecting sunlight back to space. Fresh snow is one of the highest natural reflecting surfaces causing temperatures to much colder than they otherwise would be.
You may have to study this graphic a little to understand it:
Here's a table that might help out:
Here's proof of the fresh snow - take a look at SOME of the snowfall reports across the state, which are still coming in:
...UPDATED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALLS SO FAR...
THE TOTALS BELOW ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH
SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT
INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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11.00 GLENWOOD MN POPE 0515 PM
9.50 KIMBALL MN STEARNS 0410 PM
5.5 INCHES HAVE FALLEN SINCE 7 AM THIS
9.00 3 SSW BURNSVILLE MN DAKOTA 0515 PM
STORM TOTAL THUS FAR.
8.00 NEW MARKET MN SCOTT 0235 PM
STORM TOTAL. 3.5 INCHES HAVE FALLEN TODAY.
7.80 LAKEVILLE MN DAKOTA 0410 PM
7.40 ROCKFORD MN HENNEPIN 0525 PM
7.30 SW WASECA MN WASECA 0440 PM
STORM TOTAL SINCE SUNDAY MORNING
7.00 WATERVILLE MN LE SUEUR 0356 PM
6.80 1 ENE MINNESOTA LAKE MN FARIBAULT 0215 PM
STORM TOTAL SO FAR. 4.5 INCHES HAVE FALLEN
6.50 KIESTER MN FARIBAULT 0346 PM
6.30 NORTHFIELD MN RICE 0434 PM
6.00 CARVER MN CARVER 0524 PM
STORM TOTAL SO FAR. 3.3 INCHES HAVE FALLEN
SINCE 7 AM.
6.00 3 ENE SILVER CREEK MN WRIGHT 0440 PM
STORM TOTAL SINCE SUNDAY MORNING.
6.00 WINTHROP MN SIBLEY 0431 PM
6.00 PRIOR LAKE MN SCOTT 0137 PM
5.80 RAMSEY MN ANOKA 0539 PM
5.50 WOODBURY MN WASHINGTON 0500 PM
5.00 MANKATO MN BLUE EARTH 0520 PM
KEYC TV STATION. STORM TOTAL SO FAR.
4.50 LITCHFIELD MN MEEKER 0250 PM
STORM TOTAL SINCE 1130 PM MON NIGHT
3.80 HASTINGS MN DAKOTA 0516 PM
STORM TOTAL SO FAR.
2.00 ANDOVER MN ANOKA 0235 PM
Sunshine and colder temperatures will rule mid-week, a slight chance of light snow slides in on Friday and a faintly noticeable warming trend will follow into the somewhat sunnier weekend. Here's the specific extended forecast below.
Todd's Outlook for the Twin Cities
Tuesday: Scattered light snow showers gradually ending, light coating possible. High: 18
Tuesday Night: Becoming partly cloudy and cold. Low: 4
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and chilly. High: 17
Thursday: Mix of clouds and sun, quiet. High: 18
Friday: Partly sunny, slight chance of light snow. High 23
Saturday: Partly cloudy, minor set back in the temperature department. High 20
Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 23
Monday: Threat of a mostly blue sky. High 25