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Forecast calls for multiple storms in the coming week... again

February 09, 2019 - 9:11 am

The snow that started early Sunday is just a small sampling of what could come to the Twin Cities in the coming days.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is predicting as much as seven inches of snow late Monday into Tuesday, with more possibly coming before the week is out.

NWS meteorologist Tyler Hazenstein said it's unusual to have so many major snowstorms in a short time period.

"There's nothing in the weather pattern that suggests it's one thing," he said. "It's a combination of the right upper level pattern that keeps giving us these systems that are ejecting with some good moisture out of the central plains area, and moving northwards with the actual systems to our south. It's, I guess, the best overall setup for us to see a some heavy-hitting snow events."

According to NWS records, the first nine days of February, 10.4 inches of snow has fallen at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. That's nearly half of the most-ever snowfall in Minnesota for February, set back in the 1970's.

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Stay with WCCO for updates on the coming snowfall.


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