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December 20, 2008 at 1:12 am Leave a comment

From NOAA

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ENTER WESTERN MINNESOTA ON
SATURDAY AND REACH CENTRAL WISCONSIN BY SUNDAY. ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL ACCOMPANY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WITH AMOUNTS POSSIBLY EXCEEDING SIX INCHES BY SUNDAY NIGHT FOR CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN…INCLUDING THE TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA.

IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE ON SUNDAY CAUSING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

ANOTHER ROUND OF BITTERLY COLD AIR AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS IS
EXPECTED TO ARRIVE LATER SUNDAY.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

I missed you too, Minnesota!

Of course, all blizzards pale in comparison to the 1991 Halloween (yes, Halloween) blizzard, in which parts of the Twin Cities received 28 inches by the end of the three-day onslaught, a record for a single storm in the area. Observe:

Honestly, it’s like a mythological event for Minnesotans. It seems like all snow discussions spiral on back to the 1991 Halloween blizzard. My dad speaks very fondly about taking me out trick-or-treating by car.

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In the dead of winter, keeping a stiff (and smooth) upper lip. Ouch. I caved.

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