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Big, slow-moving storm grinding over Minnesota

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A soggy, windy, nasty stretch begins. Our slow moving low brings rain today, snow in northern Minnesota and a mix of rain and snow for all tomorrow and Thursday. Winds will also remain high through early Saturday. Milder weather and sunshine still on track for the weekend.

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Wind gusts Tuesday:

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Total possible (liquid equivalent) precipitation today into tonight:

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For northern MN it’s snow today & tonight (even more tomorrow): 

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And why the damn thing is moving so slow… the jet stream is flowing around the upper level low, a ‘cut-off’ or closed upper level low:

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