Dude Weather - Spring Snowstorm Alert 2013 via Dude Weather
Minnesota Zoo Snow Monkey
It’s April 11th and we’re getting a lot of fresh #snow today - good thing our snow monkeys love this weather!
via Minnesota Zoo
A weather map that sums it all up
A powerful storm system is poised to bring twin rounds of wintry precipitation to the Twin Cities and surrounding region through Thursday, April 11.
According to the National Weather Service forecast:
The first round of precipitation will arrive late Tuesday in the form of a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet across most of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. More snow is possible across central Minnesota. However, snow totals will be light through the first half of Wednesday.
A second much more significant round of winter weather is expected late Wednesday afternoon into Thursday afternoon.
Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts approaching 14 or 15 inches are expected in a band centered along a line from Redwood Falls to the Twin Cities to Ladysmith, Wis.
By day? Nah, son. I remember it snowing like twice in December. We had the “big” storm of 10.5 inches on December 9th, then I recall another 2-3 inches a couple weeks later.
Minneapolis Snow Day by Nora Dombrock
#MN #minneSNOWta (: #imissthefridgedcold
Snow deep, pretty; up to 14” could fall by day’s end
National Weather Service forecasters predicted that 14 inches could blanket the Twin Cities by the time snow stops falling late Sunday night, with even more farther west, where blizzard conditions were reported.
Women walking on Minneapolis sidewalk during Armistice Day blizzard. (11-11-1940) via Minnesota Historical Society
The Armistice Day Blizzard Ranks #2 on the Minnesota State Climatology Office Top five weather events of the 20th century. Ask any Minnesotan born before 1940 and they can tell you where they were during the Armistice Day Blizzard. The weather was relatively benign the morning of the November 11, 1940. Many people were outdoors, taking advantage of the mild holiday weather. The weather forecast that morning was for colder temperatures and a few flurries. Few people were prepared for what was to come. The storm started with rain, however the rain quickly turned to snow. By the time the blizzard tapered off on the 12th, the Twin Cities had received 16.7 inches of snow, Collegeville 26.6 inches, and 20-foot drifts were reported near Willmar. In all 49 Minnesotans lost their lives in this storm, many of them hunters trapped by the sudden turn of events.