7-0-0-7-2 is the zip code in Marrero, Louisiana. It's also the forecast high temps in St. Cloud for the next five days. To make things worse, wind will be a factor with wind chills approaching -30 tonight. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for tonight through Saturday when wind chills will be dropping into the -25 to -35 range.
Mother Nature's one-two punch has opened with a round of snow across the area, to be followed closely by the coldest temperatures so far this season. The snow can be expected to taper off tonight; before the mercury takes a nosedive, with temps falling into the single digits overnight -- and staying there all day tomorrow.
Heavy snow is expected in the St. Cloud area today, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect through tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow, before tapering off this this evening. Stay connected with The Loon interactive weather and closing information pages.
The Weather Channel makes me laugh. I'm at home with a cold today, and saw that the approaching winter storm has been named 'Celon.' I think we can do a better job, and this is our first here in Minnesota, so on behalf of The Loon I have named it Winter Storm 'AC/DC.' (You're welcome.) Here's the latest from the National Weather Service.
Roads in St. Cloud and the surrounding areas have become very slick this afternoon. MNDOT is reporting conditions in the area as 'difficult.' A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 3am. Three inches of new snow is expected to accumulate over night. Be safe, and follow updates on the The Loon's interactive weather page.
The Minnesota Vikings (3-8-1) went into overtime for a second week in a row against a division rival, but came out with a win yesterday, topping the Chicago Bears (6-6) 23-20 at the Metrodome. Adrian Peterson rushed for 211 yards, and the Bears missed a 47-yard field goal in overtime.
The Minnesota Vikings (2-8-1) host the Chicago Bears (6-5) in a battle of NFC North rivals, in what will be one of the final three games ever played in the Metrodome. The game will be the 106th meeting between the two teams.
The #12 St. Cloud State Huskies (12-1) pulled off another upset, stunning the top-ranked Division II team in the nation yesterday, outscoring Minnesota State (11-1) 54-48 yesterday afternoon in Mankato. SCSU quarterback Phillip Klaphake threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more. The season-ending loss was MSU's only of the season.
Following last Saturday's 40-35 upset win in Arkansas over #4 Henderson State (11-1) in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs, the #12 St. Cloud State Huskies (11-1) face the top-ranked D-2 team in the nation today in Mankato against NSIC rival Minnesota State (11-0) at Noon. MSU is coming off a first-round bye.
As a kid I used to plop down with a crayon, a piece of paper, and a 3-inch thick JC Penny catalog and thumb through the hundreds of pages of toys creating my wishlist for Santa. Now I do the same thing with an iPad. What championship tickets do you wish Santa would bring you this year? NBA, World Series, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl, Final Four?
The season has been bad enough just from a performance, results, and win-loss perspective, but now this; with the DWI arrest of Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson, Minnesota now has more arrests (3) this season the wins (2).
Yesterday we asked you to caption this photo that I snapped of the clearance rack just inside the front door at TJ Maxx on Saturday. Here are some of my favorite captions (as well as a link to the complete list). Thanks for the great response!
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