Where's the snowstorm? It's not happening, Twin Cities

It's probably already done snowing in most of the metro.
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We told you in Monday's Weather MN blog that the snowfall totals were likely to be adjusted by the time the bulk of the snow arrived in southern Minnesota on Tuesday, and boy oh boy did they ever. 

The Twin Cities-area is now forecast to get a measly 1-2 inches at best, and what you have on the ground early this morning might be all you get. 

At this time on Monday the forecast was pretty widespread with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for 2-6 inches in the metro, noting at least a "few inches" were expected to fall. Heck, on Sunday night the prediction was 4-6 inches. 

But the storm has busted and busted hard for the metro area. 

The highest snow totals will be in far southeast and far north-central and northeast parts of the state. 

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Meanwhile, the snow that fell Monday and the snow that's falling today in northern Minnesota will produce a total of 6-8 inches in area from Detroit Lakes to Bemidji, Walker, Grand Rapids, Virginia and Grand Marais will wind up with a total of 6-8 inches. 

So what happened with this storm? 

Basically, there's no moisture as a "dry slot" has taken over a middle part of the state, according to the NWS. That's why areas like the Twin Cities, Willmar and Marshall are getting next to nothing with this storm today. 

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The lack of snow also means the possible Thursday ground blizzard in western and southern Minnesota that was mentioned by the NWS the past couple of days is now far less likely because there's not as much snow to blow around. 

A ground blizzard still is possible in northwest Minnesota around Moorhead and Elbow Lake. More on that possibility right here

An Arctic front will still drive through the state Wednesday night into Thursday, but it's also not as powerful as previously forecast so the wind chill values, while still very cold, won't be as bad as once thought. 

Hey, it's the weather. It changes all the time and meteorologists always say that forecasting during the winter months is very challenging. And take it easy on the NWS because they're showing up to work every day even though they're not getting paid during the federal shutdown. 

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