Another Winter Storm Just Put Minnesota In Its Bullseye
Don't look now but forecasters are watching a potential winter storm that could have us breaking out the shovels again later this week in Minnesota.
As we all know living here in the Land of 10,000 Still-Ice-And-Snow-Covered Lakes just because it's March-- the month where spring officially starts-- doesn't also mean that we can't get a few more snowstorms, right?
Heck, the old Minnesota bit about there always being a snowstorm during any of the high school sports tournaments in March is probably even more popular than Minnesotans rehashing the Halloween Blizzard of 1991.
But, yes, Virginia, weather forecasters ARE watching a potential storm that has put Minnesota directly in its bullseye and could deliver "over 6+" inches of the white stuff again later this week.
Specifically, forecasters are keeping their eye on a developing storm that will likely head our way during the day Thursday (3/9), and could drop some fairly decent amounts of snow on much of southeast Minnesota by Friday (3/10).
According to the longer-term forecast from the Weather Channel, we could see snow start midday Thursday, and pick up in intensity through the night. It says 3 to 5 inches is possible during the day Thursday with another 3 to 5 inches overnight Thursday into Friday.
If that forecast is accurate-- and if my math is correct- that would mean we could be shoveling out from another 6 to 11 inches Friday morning. Can I speak to the manager, please?
Meanwhile, MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner confirms the possibility of a bigger winter storm heading to our neck of the woods Thursday, as well, noting that "the models still differ on total amounts and placement of the heaviest snowfall but the general consensus among several models is a big snow for southern Minnesota."
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