Area Weather: More snow could be coming next week
We had a mild day around the state on Wednesday. The high in Morris hit 30 degrees which is near average. The morning low on Wednesday was 15 in Morris. The normal high is near 30 degrees with the average low of 11 degrees. Some light snow fell across the region. Heavier amounts of snow fell across northern Minnesota where one to four inches of snow fell in northeastern Minnesota. The warmest community around Greater Minnesota was Luverne where it hit 33 degrees.
On Thursday, much colder air returned to the state. Morris warmed-up to just 8 degrees after a morning low of -5 below. On Friday, it was even colder state wide. Crane Lake fell to -25 below. Thankfully, Morris wasn't quite that cold as it fell to "just" -11 below. The high was just 1 above.
Another system will bring the chance of snow on Friday. One to two inches of snow is possible in the Alexandria Lakes area to the Iowa border. The winds will be a bit breezy in open areas and could cause some blowing and drifting of snow.
There are chances for snow each day through the first part of next week. Each system doesn't appear to have much "punch," but still it could cause some slick roadways across the state. Do drive carefully. Unfortunately, there is no big warm-up on the horizon.
In 1934 a late season cold snap hit the state. The temperature at Big Falls dropped to -46 below zero!
According to researchers, an estimated half million ice crystals are required to cover a one square foot area with snow to a depth of ten inches.
AT A GLANCE
Duluth:....Low...-4 High 6
Morris:...Low...-8.. High 8
Twin Cities: Low...-1...High 12
Rochester:...Low... -2...High 11
Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow. High 9 Low -1 Winds: SE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10".
Today's sunrise: 7:06 am Today's sunset: 6:03 p.m. Normal High: 28 Normal Low: 9.
Cold weather will remain with us through Saturday before warmer temperatures arrive for Sunday.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and warmer and with a chance of light snow. High 27 Low 9 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Monday: Mostly cloudy, chance of light snow. High 21 Low 8 Winds: SW/W 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, chance of light snow. High 20 Low 3 Winds: NE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"