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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.

Confirmed Cases: 38569

Reported Deaths: 1511
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin12456787
Ramsey4911228
Dakota238291
Stearns237119
Anoka2241109
Nobles16696
Olmsted112915
Washington111440
Mower9522
Rice8447
Scott7344
Clay58738
Kandiyohi5731
Blue Earth4792
Wright4755
Todd4012
Carver3811
Sherburne3175
Lyon3162
Freeborn2920
Watonwan2340
Steele2311
Benton2173
St. Louis18015
Martin1695
Nicollet16912
Cottonwood1360
Goodhue1318
Winona12515
Crow Wing10612
Pine1050
Le Sueur1031
Chisago1001
Otter Tail951
McLeod920
Carlton870
Dodge870
Polk822
Chippewa791
Unassigned7837
Isanti730
Waseca680
Douglas650
Itasca6412
Murray640
Meeker611
Morrison591
Becker560
Faribault560
Jackson550
Sibley542
Pipestone522
Pennington510
Renville352
Mille Lacs342
Wabasha330
Brown312
Rock310
Beltrami300
Fillmore300
Yellow Medicine300
Houston260
Swift221
Wilkin213
Norman200
Redwood180
Cass162
Roseau160
Aitkin150
Big Stone150
Koochiching151
Wadena150
Kanabec141
Grant120
Marshall120
Lincoln100
Pope100
Mahnomen91
Clearwater80
Hubbard70
Lake60
Traverse60
Lac qui Parle40
Stevens40
Red Lake30
Kittson20
Cook10
Lake of the Woods00

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 31670

Reported Deaths: 722
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk6638179
Woodbury325244
Black Hawk230158
Buena Vista171411
Johnson13148
Linn129482
Dallas128029
Marshall104919
Scott81510
Story7793
Pottawattamie73612
Wapello70830
Dubuque70222
Crawford6772
Muscatine64344
Sioux4770
Tama46529
Wright3861
Louisa36213
Jasper32517
Plymouth3225
Warren2901
Dickinson2663
Washington2439
Webster2292
Hamilton1891
Cerro Gordo1821
Boone1481
Clay1340
Clarke1322
Allamakee1314
Mahaska11617
Shelby1140
Clinton1121
Poweshiek1068
Carroll991
Pocahontas971
Bremer946
Des Moines922
Franklin900
Emmet880
Henry863
Cedar841
Taylor790
Hardin770
Monona770
Cherokee751
Floyd732
Marion700
Benton691
Guthrie664
Jefferson640
Sac640
Osceola620
Jones610
Butler572
Buchanan551
Humboldt551
Hancock540
Harrison540
Lee542
Calhoun532
Iowa530
Delaware511
Fayette510
Monroe516
Madison482
Clayton443
Lyon440
Davis411
Palo Alto410
Mitchell390
Winneshiek390
Grundy380
Mills370
Kossuth350
Howard340
Jackson320
Lucas314
Greene300
Chickasaw290
Union290
Winnebago290
Ida240
Cass230
Van Buren220
Appanoose213
Keokuk211
Page210
Worth200
Unassigned170
Adair160
Audubon161
Ringgold160
Decatur120
Montgomery102
Wayne100
Adams80
Fremont70
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