The snow is gone and here comes the cold as a front moves through Minnesota and opens what climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld calls the "gates of the Arctic."
"This cold front represents the gates of the Arctic and the gates are swinging open," Blumenfeld says in this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast.
This week's episode (recorded before the snow fell) looks at the Arctic blast, the challenges of accurately predicting snowfall totals and the major differences two main weather models have for the next 7-10 days.
The American model is suggesting that for at least the next two weeks Minnesota stays in a pattern where pockets of Arctic air surge into Minnesota, retreat and then return again. The European model, however, suggests milder days are ahead with near-normal conditions.
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