Winter weather brings both warmth and woes
In just a couple of days, winter weather in Douglas County ranged from warm and sunny to cold and snowy.
When it comes to winter weather in Minnesota, you never really know what you’re going to get.
Over the Christmas weekend, the weather went from “a walk in the park” on Friday, to a winter workout with shovels and snow blowers on Monday morning.
Although Friday, which was Christmas Eve, had temperatures in the upper 30s with sunshine, Sunday evening brought a snowstorm that resulted in nearly a foot of fresh snow for the Alexandria area. Monday also brought winds of up to 40 miles per hour that resulted in whiteout conditions in some areas. A winter weather advisory was in effect until noon on Monday.
The next change in the weather will probably be a cold spell. The outlook for the rest of this week includes sub-zero lows every night with around 20 below zero forecast for the weekend.