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StormTeam3: Everything concerning Monday's snow and Tuesday's arctic blast

Some serious winter weather is on tap for the work week.

Posted: Dec 8, 2019 5:49 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2019 7:40 PM

On Monday, an Alberta Clipper type storm will roll through the upper Midwest. Ahead of this storm, some fog, potentially dense, will develop in the early hours of Monday as moisture in the atmosphere increases. There is a low chance for some freezing drizzle to develop in places. This could slicken roads in some spots early Monday morning while visibility is already low, so poor driving conditions need to be considered.

The storm will move into our neck of the woods by around 8am. It will snow considerably from this time until around noon. Within this window lasting a few hours, snow accumulations will be moderate; between 1-2 inches in parts of Southern MN, and slightly less in parts of Northern Iowa.

After the bulk of the snow passes at noon, winds will quickly increase behind the storm. Winds Monday afternoon will be between 15-25mph out of the Northwest, with gusts pushing close to 40mph. Blowing snow will be a concern considering these strong winds along with the easily-moved light and dry nature of the snow expected to fall. Poor visibility with blowing is expected to last through the rest of the evening.

After the snow on Monday, temperatures will quickly drop from around 30 degrees to around 0 degrees overnight Monday. Wind chills overnight Monday will also be around -15 degrees. This cold is associated with a mass of arctic air that will descend upon the upper Midwest following the storm. Fortunately, the cold and the wind with this Arctic blast are both looking a little less intense today than they have been the past couple of days. Nonetheless, daily high temps Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the upper single digits (around 8 degrees). Daytime wind chills up to -15. Overnight wind chills could exceed -20 degrees.

Temperatures these cold call for serious precautions to avoid frost bite. Bundle up as much as possible, and limit time outdoors. The cold will subside Thursday, but there is a continued chance for occasional snow next weekend.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 276500

Reported Deaths: 3321
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin590031089
Ramsey24988472
Anoka19724213
Dakota19215176
Washington12538106
Stearns1226689
Scott753854
St. Louis740897
Wright663436
Olmsted610130
Sherburne512539
Clay445155
Carver409712
Blue Earth373511
Rice361431
Kandiyohi348215
Crow Wing316130
Nobles296028
Chisago28398
Otter Tail266615
Benton261940
Winona246128
Mower236722
Polk228621
Douglas219829
Morrison211621
Lyon193711
McLeod18879
Beltrami184615
Goodhue177626
Becker17559
Itasca168924
Steele16756
Todd165312
Isanti165015
Carlton153610
Nicollet146523
Freeborn13935
Mille Lacs132830
Le Sueur13219
Waseca129710
Cass12018
Pine11926
Brown117510
Meeker10797
Roseau9923
Martin98220
Hubbard97022
Wabasha9121
Dodge7850
Redwood78018
Watonwan7754
Chippewa7697
Sibley7094
Renville70818
Cottonwood7060
Wadena7006
Aitkin68923
Pipestone67018
Rock6439
Houston6152
Fillmore6050
Yellow Medicine56611
Pennington5356
Kanabec52911
Murray5283
Swift4976
Pope4820
Faribault4750
Stevens4442
Clearwater4356
Marshall4277
Jackson4091
Lake3584
Unassigned34356
Koochiching3325
Wilkin3275
Lac qui Parle3203
Lincoln3141
Norman3096
Big Stone2771
Mahnomen2494
Grant2346
Red Lake1903
Kittson1856
Traverse1330
Lake of the Woods871
Cook580

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 213603

Reported Deaths: 2193
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk31707324
Linn13442161
Scott1040375
Black Hawk10393127
Woodbury9932114
Johnson911635
Dubuque879290
Story647619
Dallas602856
Pottawattamie585166
Sioux351925
Webster335930
Marshall332942
Cerro Gordo326541
Clinton307737
Buena Vista291114
Muscatine270366
Des Moines270116
Plymouth259537
Warren258510
Wapello242871
Jones222212
Jasper206639
Marion194418
Carroll190920
Lee190315
Bremer182612
Henry17087
Crawford170615
Benton160315
Tama146340
Jackson13758
Delaware136221
Washington131313
Boone128811
Dickinson127510
Mahaska121327
Wright11625
Buchanan11009
Page10834
Hardin107510
Clay10624
Clayton10234
Harrison102328
Hamilton10157
Cedar101413
Calhoun10047
Mills9886
Fayette9768
Floyd96914
Lyon9668
Kossuth9464
Poweshiek93712
Butler9134
Winneshiek90310
Iowa88011
Winnebago87523
Louisa81316
Hancock8067
Grundy79710
Chickasaw7893
Sac7817
Cherokee7624
Cass75419
Appanoose7426
Shelby7265
Allamakee72411
Mitchell7184
Union7096
Guthrie70815
Emmet70623
Franklin68419
Humboldt6645
Madison6474
Jefferson6351
Palo Alto6064
Unassigned5950
Keokuk5397
Pocahontas5192
Howard5069
Greene4980
Osceola4941
Clarke4614
Davis4405
Ida43910
Montgomery43210
Taylor4312
Monroe42912
Adair4157
Monona3932
Fremont3463
Van Buren3364
Worth3360
Lucas3076
Decatur3000
Wayne2876
Audubon2831
Ringgold1892
Adams1551
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