From the KX Storm Team:
Snow is wrapping up and will continue to fizzle out as a strong low pressure system moves East and away from the Dakotas. The rest of the week will bring much more sunshine, lighter winds and warming temps. We are only looking at a few different chances for snow. With that, only a few light totals are possible.
To our west, there is a short-wave or a piece of energy that is associated with a Canadian low. This next system is not strong and will continue to move through Eastern MT. We are looking at another round of scattered light snow, after the current North-South band over Central ND moves East and out of the area. This means that snow is still not over.
Many of us are continuing to dig out and for others it is not too bad. Snowfall totals from this event range from moderate accumulations, up to 15"+ in some areas. Tonight's additional snow will not be much. Of those affected, light totals are all that we are expecting, if any. Through the rest of the work week, several more short waves will move through Thursday/Friday and again on Saturday. Each of these will bring another chance for scattered light snow, before upper level ridging becomes our dominant weather feature.
As we wrap up the work week, you will start to notice a lot of changes to our weather pattern. The biggest difference will be warmer temps It starts on Friday with temps climbing well above average and potentially into the mid to upper 30's. Through the weekend and into next week, it will not stay that warm. However, we are looking at more sunshine & continued 30's. Temps will be close to average for this time of the year with little to no chance for precip through the latter half of the 7day Outlook.
In the wake of this Sunday/Monday's snow storm, we are not looking at any other risks of severe weather or extreme winter weather. It is time to dig out and you will need to stay safe while doing that, too.
Here are a few tips & reminders to keep in mind:
-Push rather than lift. This goes with the old saying "Work smarter, not harder" Don't lift more than you have to. Instead use your shovel to push snow if you can.
-Hit the "pause button" every now and then. Take frequent breaks to prevent extreme exhaustion. Depending on your conditioning, you may want to take a break ever 20-30 minutes- give or take.
-Dress in layers. Yes! It is important to stay warm. But, if you are anything like me, it gets hot quickly when you are shoveling this much snow. By dressing in layers, you can peel away what you need to & stay somewhat comfortable.
-Stay hydrated. 'Nuff Said. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. There is no reason to get dehydrated because this type of hard work could take a while. I usually get some water while I am taking my frequent breaks.
Tonight, gradually clearing skies, more scattered light snow and a little colder. Lows in the single digits & teens with a NW/West wind 5-15 mph and chills below zero. 30% chance of snow with chills near & below zero
Wednesday, as clouds roll out, snow chances end with winds staying a little breezy at times. Highs in the 20's and a NW/West wind 5-15 mph.
Wednesday Night continued clearing skies, becoming mostly clear and colder temps. Lows in the single digits with a West/South wind 2-10 mph. Chills below zero.
Thursday will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer with more clouds rolling in, late. Highs in the 20's & 30's with a South/SE wind 2-12mph.
Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with scattered light snow as another weak system rolls through. Lows in the teens with a Southeast wind picking up to 5-15 mph. 30% chance of snow & chills in the single digits.
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