US snowstorm: Winter weather advisories are in effect for Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin

Over the weekend, Minnesota might receive a foot of snow, and in the upcoming days, portions of New England might receive another 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm).

Just as spring officially arrives, a burst of heavy weather could drop a foot or more in some northern states after a season with very little snowfall.
Winter weather advisories are in effect for portions of Montana, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Some of these states are anticipated to have snowfall on Thursday. Over the course of the weekend, Minnesota may receive up to a foot of snow, and in the days ahead, portions of New England may receive another 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm).

The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center’s senior meteorologist, Brian Hurley, said, “It seems like it is supposed to be in like a lion and out like a lamb.” “A lot of these areas seem to have had it reversed recently: in like a lamb and out like a lion.”
After a crazy winter, the spring brings golf in Wisconsin and outdoor food trucks in Minnesota, thanks to February’s record heat.
In Pella, Iowa, numerous tulips bloomed ahead of the city’s renowned Tulip Time Festival in early May because of the unusually warm weather. In addition to the flowers, the organizers intend to employ hundreds of wooden tulips.

The 18,000 square foot (1,670 square meter) record-breaking ice maze, ice skating rink, and ice carving competition were all scheduled to be part of the Minnesota Ice Festival. Sadly, everything had to be canceled.

Robbie Harrell, the CEO of Minnesota Ice, canceled the event, stating, “I barely even put on a jacket.” Born and reared in this state of Minnesota. Personally, I don’t recall ever experiencing a winter this brown. It nearly seems depressing.”

Snow is approaching now that his trees are blooming with springtime blooms.

He grumbled, “Let’s get that curveball in there.” “Winter will give us a brief taste.”

For Rachel Schindele of Woodland Resort, which provides ice fishing packages at North Dakota’s Devil’s Lake, this is one of the strangest years she has ever experienced.

She remarked, “We definitely got on the ice later than we usually would.” “And there were undoubtedly occasions when we left the ice for safety.”

She is a native of the state and recalls seeing snow frequently in March and occasionally even in April. “So getting snow itself isn’t that strange part of it,” she stated. It has more to do with when the snow falls as opposed to the rest of the year. This year, there wasn’t much snow accumulation at all.

According to spokesman Chad Sokol, early season sales at Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort were 30% lower than expected. Later on, things got better, but mid-season closures occurred at some of the lower-altitude resorts.
“There was undoubtedly a logistical challenge,” Sokol remarked, noting that as the season draws to a close, local season pass holders replace out-of-town guests in terms of business.
“I am sure,” he added, “they will be coming in droves to catch this last storm.”

“Get ready to dust off those skis and snowboards because Mother Nature has a treat in store for us!” was the Facebook post from the Lutsen Mountains ski resort in northern Minnesota, which was also celebrating the snow.

This spring snowstorm is attributed to a variety of systems, with differing opinions over who deserves credit and blame.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is already falling over eastern Maine as a powerful storm system is quickly building. Forecasters predict that at least 8 inches (20 cm) of snow will cover portions of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire by Saturday.


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