Brighter but cool Sunday: next batch of snow moves in on Monday

Brighter but cool Sunday: next batch of snow moves in on Monday

Early Sunday morning temperatures will be in the teens below zero in parts of far northwest Minnesota, and there’s enough wind to drop wind chill temperatures into the -25 to -35 range in some spots.

A wind chill alert is running in eastern North Dakota and several counties in northwest Minnesota through noon today:


Wind chill notice on Sunday morning

National Weather Service

Here are details on the Windchill Notice:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER NOTIFICATION National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 708 AM CST Sun Dec 18, 2022 038-039-049-052>054-181800- /O.NEW.KFGF.WC.Y.0028.221218T1308Z-221218T1800Z/ West Polk-Norman- Clay-Kittson-West Marshall-East Marshall-Pennington-Red Lake-East Polk – Mahnomen – West Becker – Wilkin – Towner – Cavalier – Pembina – Benson – Ramsey – Eastern Walsh – Eddy – Nelson – Grand Forks – Griggs – Steele – Trail – Barnes – Cass – Ransom – Sargent – Richland – Western Walsh – Including the towns of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Ada, Twin Valley, Halstad, Moorhead, Hallock, Karlstad, Lancaster, Warren, Stephen, Argyle, Newfolden, Middle River, Grygla, Thief River Falls, Red Lake Falls, Fosston, Fertile, McIntosh, Erskine, Mahnomen, Naytahwaush, Waubun, Detroit Lakes, Breckenridge, Cando, Langdon, Cavalier, Walhalla, Drayton, Pembina, Neche, St Thomas, Fort Totten, Maddock, Leeds, Minnewaukan, Devils Lake, Grafton, Park River, New Rockford, Lakota, Mcville, Aneta, Tolna, Grand F orks, Cooperstown, Finley, Hope, Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton, Portland, Valley City, Fargo, Lisbon, Enderlin, Gwinner, Milnor, Forman, Rutland, Wahpeton, Edinburgh, Adams and Lankin 708 AM CST Sun Dec 18, 2022 … WINDCHILL NOTICE VALID UNTIL NOON CST TODAY … * WHAT … Very cold wind chill. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero. * WHERE … parts of northwest and west-central Minnesota and northeast and southeast North Dakota. * WHEN… Today through noon CST. * EFFECTS… The dangerously cold wind chills can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. PRECAUTIONS/PREPARATION… Use caution outdoors. Wear appropriate winter clothing.

Highs and afternoon wind chill temperatures

Our average high in Twin Cities this time of year is 28 degrees. Highs in the metro area today are expected to be in the teens. Much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will have Sunday highs in the teenage years, with western Minnesota highs in single digits.


Sunday forecast highs

National Weather Service

Sunday afternoon wind showers will be in the single digits below zero in many areas, with teens below zero in the west.


Wind showers forecast Sunday noon

National Weather Service

The next amount of snow will come on Monday and will last until Monday night

Northwest and north-central Minnesota might see a few scattered Sunday flurries, but most of us won’t see our next batch of flakes until Monday.

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Light snow showers could move into western Minnesota on Monday morning, then snow spells are likely to spread across much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin on Monday afternoon and evening and last into the night hours.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale Forecast Model (NAM) shows the potential snow pattern from 6 a.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday:


Simulated radar from Monday 6am to Tuesday 6am

NOAA, via

Much of central and southern Minnesota could see about an inch of snow, with parts of the north between two and three inches.


Snow forecast Monday to early Tuesday

National Weather Service

Areas near Lake Superior could have had three to six inches of snow late Monday night.

Snow forecast Monday to early Tuesday

Snow forecast Monday to early Tuesday

National Weather Service

Check the Minnesota Public Radio News Network and MPR News for updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin Live Weather Blog.

To update

A new Updraft blog will be posted at around 10:30am GMT and will include a look at the incredibly cold temperatures heading our way later this week. We could also see plowable snow from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

programming note

You can hear my live weather updates Saturday and Sunday at 7:35am, 9:35am and 4:39pm on MPR News.

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