Posted at 7:09 AM on April 20, 2009
by Craig Edwards
We talked las week about the snow storm expected in Colorado. Denver had just enough mild air hanging around to cut down on the accumulation in the city and the airport. But here are the snowfall reports from the Denver Office for the region.
The Twin Cities was sprinkled with light showers, enough rain to ruin a car wash but not enough to do the soil much good. Dodge Center in southeast Minnesota checked in with about a half inch of rain this weekend.
Heavy lake effect snow is likely from Houghton to Marquette, Michigan the next 36 hours.
lake Effect snow information
You'll notice the brisk northwest winds today through Tuesday. A moderation begins in earnest on Wednesday when we get back to above normal temperatures.
Posted at 12:44 PM on April 20, 2009
by Paul Huttner
NWS NEXRAD radar from Duluth paints a blanket of snow over the tip of the Arrowhead.
We know spring weather in Minnesota can be dicey. But if you live near Lake Superior, it can be downright crazy.
Today's spring storm is bringing cool and blustery conditions statewide, but it's a full blast of winter in the arrowhead and in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Heavy wind driven snow is falling in these areas, and it's beginning to pile up. We have reports of up to 6" of snow near Grand Marais, and it's still snowing this afternoon. Lutsen has picked up 4" as of early afternoon. There is also heavy snow in the Houghton-Hancock area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Winter storm warnings are in effect until 6pm tonight.
Look for the weather to improve over the next 24 hours, but until then it will look and feel more like March around Lake Superior.
6:18pm update: The winter storm warning has been extended until 9pm for the North Shore. Snow totals may now end up in the 6" to 10" range in some areas.