Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring Ahead: Sunday March 10th, 2013

A Bit Puddly
Thanks to my sister Michelle Musil for the picture below who noted a large puddle on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to an early March 'tournament' snowstorm and some recent mild weather/rain... puddles are showing up in neighborhoods near you! The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport had a maximum snow depth on March 6th of 13" -- Midday Friday, that snow depth had dropped to 11" -- thanks to 0.40" of rain Friday night/AM Saturday, it had dropped to 8"

Flood Reports
With the recent heavy rains and rapid snow melt, there were a number of standing water reports. A few more 'substantial' reports came in from the St. Peter/Mankato area. Portions of hwy 169 near St. Peter were closed due to a mud slide.

Precipitation Today
Sunday's precipiation across southern Minnesota was on the order of 0.50" to 0.75" of an inch and was substantial enough to cause some minor flooding across the region.
Snowfall Reports
Unfortunately, this storm wasn't as cut and dry as the system earlier this week. There was a wintry mix across parts of the region including some freezing rain. There were also some shovelable snowfall reports that came in across western and northern Minnesota. The heaviest snow 7" in northcentral part of the state.
Speaking of Rain...
How about that rain in Phoenix on Friday? 0.84" on Friday in Phoenix becomes a new record for the day. There were some spots that picked up over 1"
More Snow on the Way
The same storm that brought heavy rain to parts of the Southwest/Midwest and heavy snow to parts of the Front Range of the Rockies will also bring heavy snow to parts of Wisconsin Sunday-Monday
U.S. Snowfall Next 3 Days
Here's a look at the U.S. Snowfall over the next 3 days.
3 Day Precipitation
NOAA's HPC 3 day precipitation forecast suggest several rounds of heavier rainfall along the Gulf Coast States as the storm system chugs east. A few vigorous thunderstorm may be possible Sunday, but it won't be widespread severe.
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