Don’t bother crying about this, you guys, your tears will just freeze anyway.
via NWS Twin Cities
View of the Third Avenue bridge and downtown Minneapolis on a twenty-six below zero day. (1951) via Minnesota Historical Society
Winter. It’s happening.
via NWS Twin Cities
Power outage from storms is worst in Minnesota history
Homeowners and businesses left powerless by the largest electrical outage in Minnesota history limped into a third day of candlelight and dripping freezers Sunday, hoping for a break in the series of destructive storms that have lashed the state.
Streets blocked by downed trees were so common in some Minneapolis neighborhoods that emergency vehicles and Metro Transit bus drivers were forced to hunt for routes through the wreckage left by the storms that began Friday morning and continued through the weekend.
Damage from the storm was widespread, with more than half a million Xcel Energy customers in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and across Minnesota without power at some point during the weekend, more than twice as many as the previous largest power outage, in 2007.
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