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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1152 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

THE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WHICH HAD BROUGHT QUIET CONDITIONS TO
THE STATE FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WORK WEEK WAS SITUATED OVER
THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES LATE THIS MORNING. MEANWHILE...AN
APPROACHING SURFACE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AND ASSOCIATED UPPER-
AIR DISTURBANCE WAS CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL DAKOTAS. A THIN
LAYER OF HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS WAS FOUND OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH A SMALL AREA OF THICKER AND LOWER CLOUDS
OVER THE FAR NORTHWEST. WINDS WERE GENERALLY FROM THE SOUTH AT 5
TO 15 MPH...WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 25 SOUTHWEST. AT 11 AM
TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MIDDLE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE ANGLE
AND OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...TO THE UPPER TEENS IN
THE WEST AND PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST.

THE APPROACHING TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL USHER THE RIDGE OUT
OF THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WHILE MOISTURE AND LIFT
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE REMAIN WEAK...A GOOD CHANCE OF
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS EXISTS THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT OVER THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE STATE. SNOW ACCUMULATION
WILL BE LIGHT...LESS THAN ONE-HALF INCH WITH MANY AREAS RECEIVING
ONLY A TRACE. TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON WILL CLIMB INTO THE
MIDDLE TEENS SOUTHEAST AND FAR NORTHEAST...TO THE MIDDLE 20S WEST-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST. LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER
SINGLE FIGURES BELOW ZERO NORTHWEST...TO AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE
ZERO SOUTH-CENTRAL.

THE TROUGH AND ACCOMPANYING SNOW SHOWERS WILL MOVE OUT OF THE
STATE SUNDAY MORNING...BUT THE CLOUD COVER WILL LIKELY LINGER
OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE STATE. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS MAY
REDEVELOP OVER NORTHEAST MINNESOTA DURING THE AFTERNOON...BUT THE
CHANCE IS LOW. HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL REACH THE LOW 20S NORTH TO
THE UPPER 20S SOUTH AND WEST.

FOCUS THEN SHIFTS TO A STORM SYSTEM WHICH WILL DEVELOP IN THE
CENTRAL PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT AND MOVE ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. WHILE THE TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM IS STILL
UNCERTAIN...CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING FOR SEVERAL INCHES OF
SNOWFALL DURING THIS TIME FRAME. CURRENTLY...THE BEST CHANCE FOR
SNOW IS OVER THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO
THE SNOW...STRONG WINDS MAY ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM...WHICH MAY
RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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HUYCK






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