NWS Twin Cities

NWS Twin Cities


Official Twitter account for the National Weather Service Twin Cities, Minnesota. Details: http://t.co/DT7PGbdIaq

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Snowfall observations through 6pm at MSP and here in Chanhassen are in! MSP: 3.7" Chanhassen NWS: 3.9" Next update comes at midnight.

It'll be over the next few hours depending on your exact location. It's already gusting up 45 mph + in western Minnesota.

How much snow has fallen in your area so far? We would really appreciate any updates you can share with us! A photos of the measurement with a ruler is especially helpful. Map of latest snowfall reports: #mnwx  #wiwx 

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Where's my snow? A dry slot is now moving across southwest MN that is quickly changing snow over to freezing drizzle. This freezing drizzle will last for a few hours before snow over eastern SD moves back through, switching us back to snow for the rest of the storm. #mnwx  #wiwx 

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Freezing drizzle will transition to snow over eastern MN and western WI early this morning. Any accumulation will be an inch or less.

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Don't worry, everyone. It will stop raining when it starts snowing. 😋

Have you noticed a tan or orange tint to the snow this morning? If so, the color is likely due to dust that was blown by high winds all the way from west Texas. Here's a satellite image from yesterday showing the blowing dust in west Texas heading NE. #mnwx  #wiwx  #txwx 

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In the "in case you were ever curious" department... It'd take 693 years to resurface Lake Superior with a Zamboni, study says via @freep 

He may be dressed like an astronaut, but for good reason. It was the coldest balloon launch in 23 years. The temperature was -29.5. #BoldNorth 

For those of you that like to visualize the forecast... On Friday heavy snow will lift northward across the region. Then a break Friday night. Then STRONG northwest wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph causing blowing and drifting snow #mnwx  #wiwx 

Only in Minnesota does it take 3 days for one to go from needing to look like an astronaut in order to go outside to looking like they are at the beach. #mnwx 

Minnesota is known for its cold winters, but the state truly experiences all four seasons. In Minneapolis/St. Paul this year the difference between the coldest wind chill and warmest heat index has been 170°! #mnwx 

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A potentially historic storm will arrive late Wednesday, bringing a variety of precip types, strong wind gusts in excess of 50 mph, and very heavy snow totals. The snowfall gradient near the metro may end up tighter than currently shown. Prepare now for a severe winter storm.

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We just realized that 2020 is a Leap year. You know what that means? One extra day of winter

A large winter storm will bring significant snow accumulations to much of the region Saturday into early Sunday. Some areas could see over 12 inches.

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