Posted at 7:35 AM on November 14, 2010
by Craig Edwards
The storm that brought snowfall totals of six to twelve inches from Fairmont to the Twins Cities to Duluth is giving up the ghost this morning. While the Winter Storm Warning continues until noon for parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, the snow is all but over for the Twin Cities.
Snowfall totals for Saturday from the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. More than ten inches fell at the Chanhassen Weather Office.
A snwfall record for the date of November 13 was set at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport with a total of 7.7 inches. This breaks the old record of 4.0 inches set in 1997. The Duluth Airport observation site also tallied a record snowfall for the date of 7.1 inches. Nearly an inch of moisture was incorportated in the heavy, wet snow.
Less than an inch of snow was observed at St. Cloud and Rochester.
A couple of relatively minor weather systems will move through the upper Midwest in the next five days. But the big news on the long range weather appears to be the first real blast of arctic air. The confidence level from the Climate Prediction Center is very high for colder than normal temperatures arriving in about a week. The normal maximum and minimum temperature for the Twin Cities as we move toward late November- the middle 30s for highs and lower 20s for lows.