Posted at 4:15 PM on February 6, 2010
by Paul Huttner
A long duration snowfall event is headed for Minnesota. The early look at this system which is diving straight south from Manitoba shows it has the potential to produce snow for a 36 to 48 hour period from Sunday into Tuesday.
Winter storm watches and warnings have been posted.
We will nail down snowfall amounts early Sunday afternoon as the snow begins, but people in much of Minnesota should be prepared fro snow from Sunday into Tuesday. There is the potential for 5" to 10" over much of central and southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities area by Tuesday. It appears the heaviest snow may fall in western, central and southern Minnesota just west of the Twin Cities.
Stay tuned for Updates Sunday afternoon as the storm gets going, and plan for snow with an inch or two on the ground for your ride home from any Super Bowl festivities Sunday evening.