"Do you remember when the Metrodome roof failed? We called those snowstorms dome busters. This one, I don't know if it is going to hit Minneapolis on the button, but if it did this would be a dome buster type event," says climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld in this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast.
Blumenfeld and podcast host Jim du Bois have a great look at what this week's highly publicized, powerful winter storm
- 2:02 to 9:03 - Recapping what the recent rains did to flooding concerns.
- 9:04 to 22:52 - Previewing a potentially historic winter storm.
- 22:53 to end - It's also Severe Weather Awareness Week.
"We have a bunch of signs that this storm system has lots of talent," said Blumenfeld. "The models that we use to show us what's going to happen are all pointing to a really potent system Wednesday and Thursday."
In terms of snowfall? The National Weather Service will refine the forecast in the coming days and hours, but Blumenfeld, while recording the podcast on Sunday night, said the core of the storm could produce 10-20 inches.
"Very wet, very heavy snow. Lots of wind," he said.
Keep tabs on the latest storm coverage via our Weather MN blog.