Remember last year? It was 73 degrees on this date – a record, KSTP notes.
This year, it's 40 degrees colder, with two snow storms on the way Friday night and Sunday night into Monday.
Snow-slicked roads made for a messy commute Thursday, with dozens of spinouts and crashes slowing primary roadway arteries, the Pioneer Press reported.
But that was just the beginning. More snow – 2 to 4 inches in the Twin Cities - is expected Friday, the National Weather Service says. WCCO says it will be more like 1 to 3 inches in a large swath of the state, mostly north of I-94, with a high of 37 degrees limiting accumulation.
But north of the metro, 3 to 6 inches could accumulate Friday night in areas including Little Falls, Mille Lacs, Mora and Rice Lake, MPR's Updraft blog says.
And then more snow is in the forecast for Sunday night into Monday. Forecasters seemed wary to predict a snow total for that storm, but WCCO says 6 inches is possible. KARE 11 says there "could be a lot of heavy wet snow for some places;" and the Star Tribune says the system has "plowing potential."
It'll probably be 50 degrees colder Sunday than St. Patrick's Day last year in the metro, forecasters say.