Sunday –

Here are the high temperatures for Christmas Eve Friday. The numbers with the “R’s” on them were the records for December 24th. The peak in the Twin Cities was 43F and fell short of the record of 46F, set in 1957.

Here is the weather forecast for Sunday noon to Tuesday morning. Snow will spread throughout the area and the heaviest is expected to fall in the northern half of the state, where about 4 “to 8” or more match.

Here is the snowfall potential extended through Monday, which shows counts of 4 “to 8” (or more) from North Dakota to the north coast of Minnesota. The Twin Cities appear to be in the 2 “to 4” range with lighter amounts in the southern metro.

Another storm system will cross the upper Midwest on Tuesday with more shovelable / plow snow expected through Wednesday morning.

Here’s a look at how much precipitation deviates from average since January 1, and note that most places are still several inches below average, including the Twin Cities. MSP Airport is still -5.83 “below average since January 1, which is the 54th driest from January 1 to December 24 on record.

Here is the weather forecast for Minneapolis on Sunday, which shows snow to develop in the second half of the day. The heaviest snow is expected overnight. High temperatures will warm in the 1920s to above nearly 30 ° F, which will be slightly above average for the end of December.

Hourly temperatures for Minneapolis on Sunday show temperatures starting in the mid-10s in the morning and warming to near 30 ° F in the afternoon. Snow will develop in the afternoon with gusts of easterly wind throughout the day.

Here are the hourly temperatures for Minneapolis on Sunday, which show readings starting with single digits in the morning but will be warmer (near 20F) in the afternoon.

High temperatures in the region on Wednesday will warm in the 10s and 20s across much of the state, which will be near and slightly above average in much of the state. A few people in southern Minnesota could warm up in the lower 30s, which will be near + 5F to + 10F above average.

Temperatures will warm to above average levels on Sunday and Monday before a MUCH stronger cooling occurs for the second half of the week. High temperatures will be nearly -15F to -20F below average on Wednesday and Thursday, with readings struggling to get into teens. Overnight lows will dip into a sub-zero range for the first time this season this week.

Here is the extended weather forecast for the last week of the year, showing the risk of snow on Sunday and Tuesday before colder temperatures arrive for the second half of the week.

According to the extended temperature forecast from the ECMWF and GFS, we will be much cooler for the week ahead with a first chance of sub-zero readings in the last week of the year.

According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8- to 14-day temperature forecast shows a below-average reading in the western United States and the northern part of the country through early January. Meanwhile, much of the southern United States will again perform well above average.

According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, more active weather is in place across the country.

Winters can shrink with fewer days of battery depletion overall, but a parade of industrial-strength arctic fronts is almost inevitable from late December through February.

NOAA data shows that 6 of the 10 hottest winters for MSP have been in the past 15 years. I doubt a carbon copy of the Polar Vortex from February, but we’re about to get a taste of what a Minnesota winter can offer.

After a brown Christmas, things are looking up for snow lovers. Storm # 1 arrives tonight with 2 to 5 inches for the subway, with a 6 to 10 inch strip installed over central Minnesota. Storm # 2 arrives Tuesday, with another 3-6 “possible in the metro by Wednesday morning. Storm # 3 is possible next weekend but the ECMWF is not impressed, at least not again.

Each low-pressure snowy vortex drives more and more cold air south of the border, and I expect single-digit highs and teens by Tuesday, with possible sub-zero lows of here the end of the week.

I don’t know about you, but in December I will take frozen water against tornadoes. Any day of the week.

SUNDAY: 2-5 “metro snow this evening. Winds: E 10-20. High: 29.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Snow likely. Winds: E 10-15. Low: 16.

MONDAY: windy with dropping temperatures, some afternoon sun. Winds: W 20-40. High: 18.

TUESDAY: Potentially plowable snow PM hours. Winds: NE 10-15. Alarm clock: 3. High: 16.

WEDNESDAY: Blue sky, a little bright. Winds: W 8-13. Alarm clock: 8. High: 11.

THURSDAY: Coating of showers possible. Winds: S 5-10. Alarm clock: -1. High: 16.

FRIDAY: Scattered clouds, not so numbing. Winds: SE 8-13. Alarm clock: 6. High: 28.

SATURDAY: Cloudy, snow can stay in the south. Winds: NW 10-15. Alarm clock: 6. High: 12.

December 26

1990: Much of central Minnesota records low temperatures of nearly 30 degrees below zero, while others have recorded minimum temperatures in teens below freezing. Cambridge had the coldest temperature with 31 below. Mora was right behind, with a low of 30 below. Other particularly cold troughs were at St. Cloud, with 29 below, and Melrose and Menomonie, WI with 27 below.

December 26

High average: 25 F (Record: 52 F established in 2011)

Low average: 14F (Record: -27F established in 1996)

Precipitation record: 0.60 “established in 1880

Record snowfall: 5.1 “established in 1988

December 26

Sunrise: 7:49 a.m.

Sunset: 4:37 p.m.

Daylight hours: ~ 8 hours and 47 minutes

Daylight EARNED since yesterday: ~ 22 seconds

Daylight EARNED since the winter solstice (December 21): ~ 1 minute

0.2 days after the last trimester

Sunday’s weather forecast shows above-average temperatures in parts of the eastern half of the country. Highs in the southern United States will be near + 20F to + 25F above average, where records will again be set.

Weather early next week shows active weather continuing in the western United States with more heavy rain and mountain snow. There will be a few shots of snow accumulation in the Upper Midwest Sunday evening and again Tuesday.

According to the NOAA Weather Prediction Center, areas of heavy precipitation will be found in the western United States, where several inches of liquid precipitation will be possible. We are also receiving indications of heavier precipitation in parts of the Ohio Valley and Upper Mississippi Valley / Great Lakes region.

Here is the potential for prolonged snowfall over the last full week of December. Note that the potential for heavy snowfall will continue in the high elevations of the western United States as well as parts of the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region.

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