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More Snow This Week

This is the winter that keeps on giving when it comes to the cold and the snow and we’re not done yet! Our blizzard from this past weekend continues to leave a mark on our roads across the area as we start out this work week. Our monthly snowfall for February is now up to an eye-popping 39.7 inches for Rochester and is our second snowiest month on record falling just behind December of 2010 when we saw 41.3 inches. Our season snowfall is now up to 73.5 inches which is now our 6th snowiest season on record with our snowiest season occurring in 1996-97 when we saw 85.1 inches of snow!

If you want to go for records, then this is your forecast! Several quick moving storm systems will impact the region this week bringing us some more opportunities for snowfall. The good news is that we won’t be seeing another storm like Sunday’s, but I don’t think we’re going to escape the cold. Light snow showers are possible from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night with perhaps 1 to 2″ of snow possible for the area. We should catch a break from the snow on Wednesday with some light snow showers possible for Thursday and a better shot some accumulating snowfall on Friday.

Temperatures remain frigid for the remainder of this week with highs only climbing into the mid 10s for Wednesday and Thursday. We briefly make a run at 20 degrees by Friday before arctic air invades once again for this weekend. High temperatures plummet back into the single digits for highs for this weekend with low temperatures falling well below zero. This is not an ideal way to start out March!

Matt Benz

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