Tricounty News

Rain, freezing rain, and snow fell

Most of Greater Minnesota got hit with the latest winter blast on Saturday into Saturday night. Rain, freezing rain, and snow fell across the region. Two to seven inches of heavy snow were common with this disturbance. Winter storm warnings were posted from Friday night into Saturday night because of the slick roadways.

Then Sunday night into Monday another storm hit parts of Southern Minnesota. Fairmont received nearly a foot of snow with that disturbance as winter storm warnings were posted from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Are we done with the snow yet? It doesn’t look like it, as a couple of weak disturbances could bring some snow and rain on Thursday and again for the weekend. It doesn’t look at this stage that any of these have much moisture associated with them, but as we all know in Minnesota, that could change between now and then.

Fog will continue to be a problem in the early morning hours, so please do drive carefully off to work and school. For the latest on the roads, you may call 511 as always…

Have a great upcoming weekend and keep thinking spring!

Weather history: On this date in 1990 “the temperature at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hits a record-setting 69 degrees.”

Weather fact: Arica, a province in Chile, went for more than
14 years without rain!

 

MN AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead Low 3 High 22

Duluth Low 9  High 29

Central Minn Low 13 High 29

Twin Cities Low 7 High 23

Rochester Low 9 High 26

Marshall Low 7 High 28

Monday, March 11: Partly cloudy. High 23 Low 16 Winds: NW/SW 5-10 mph Prec. None

Monday’s sunrise: 7:38 a.m.

Monday’s sunset: 7:26 p.m.

Normal High: 32

Normal Low: 9

More snow is possible by Thursday, and again Friday night and just in time for the weekend, as another weather disturbance arrives that could bring some accumulation of snow.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and warmer with a 20-percent chance of light snow/rain. High 34 Low 27 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Prec.
Trace-.10”

Friday: Partly cloudy with fog possible early. High 37 Low 18 Winds: SE 5-15 mph Prec. None

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, 30-percent chance of light snow. High 32 Low 27 Winds: ESE 10-15 Prec. Trace-.10”

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, 30-percent chance of light snow/rain. High 35 Low 25 Wind: SE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”