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Mild temps, a bit breezy; flake chance far northern Minnesota

Jan 24, 2020 06:17AM ● By Editor
By Ron Trenda of Minnesota Public Radio News  - February 23, 2020


Here’s a look at your Sunday weather.

Sunday afternoon highs reach the 40s in Twin Cities metro area and points to the south and east, with mainly 30s elsewhere:

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Sunday forecast highs.  Graphic: National Weather Service

It’ll be breezy, so wind chills will be in the 20s in most areas Sunday afternoon:

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Sunday 1 p.m. forecast wind chills  Graphic: National Weather Service

Flake chance stays north

Parts of far northern Minnesota may see a few flurries or light snow showers Sunday afternoon and early Sunday evening. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening:

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Simulated radar Sunday and Sunday evening  Graphic: NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

You can hear updated weather information on the MPR network, and you’ll see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Snow depths

If you have outdoor plans today, you’ll be happy to know that there’s plenty of snow on the ground across most of Minnesota. Here’s the latest snow depth map, courtesy of the Minnesota State Climatology Office and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:

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Minnesota snow depth  Graphic: Minnesota State Climatology Office/Minnesota DNR

The snow cover has undoubtedly decreased a bit due the Saturday’s mild temps, but as of Thursday much of northern Minnesota had 18 inches or more of snow cover, and parts of northeastern Minnesota had more than 30 inches of snow on the ground. Portions of south-central and southeastern Minnesota had over 12 inches of snow cover. The official Twin Cities snow depth was 7 inches this Sunday morning. I’ll bet that many cross-country skiers, sledders, snowboarders and snowmobilers will be having fun outdoors today!

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