Snow and Arctic cold greet Superbowl fans in Minneapolis, even colder next week?

We’re firmly back into winter once again with a setup which sees waves of reinforcing arctic air behind a series of Alberta clipper systems. These systems gain storm status as they intensify lifting out of the Ohio Valley over the Great Lakes and into southern Ontario. For the Upper Midwest these aren’t particularly big snow makers but enough to replenish the already existing snowpack with another 1-3, locally 6 inches of snow.

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Today’s system sweeps through and gains strength over the Lakes.

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As the system gains some strength so snow totals increase over the Lakes and Ontario.

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Over the next 24 hours our eyes turn to Minneapolis and the Superbowl.

Latest from the NWS Twin Cities.

Following yesterday’s high of 10 degrees, it’s warmer during the day today as the snow moves through but rest assured once skies clear out tonight, it’s going to be cold by daybreak tomorrow with a maximum unlikely to reach mid single digits.

Tomorrow AM

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Latest GFS actually doesn’t have it getting above 0 all day!

Sunday PM

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This will be the coldest Superbowl in history.

Once the Superbowl activities cool off in Minneapolis so more systems sweep out of Canada dragging down more arctic air with them with potentially the coldest air of winter.

At the moment the GFS has Tuesday’s system missing to the south.

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Thursday’s small feature passing through perhaps only beinging a coating to an inch.

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A more significant snow maker Friday followed by potentially the coldest air of the winter.

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Long way off but nevertheless this is next Saturday morning and the model has near -20 in Minneapolis.

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