Some of us are cheering on a Top 10 or Top 5 Winter Snowfall Record for the Twin Ports and Northland, but every additional inch of snow increases the potential for serious spring flooding, and that threat continues to rise.
On a scale of 1-5, the storm later this week will be a "Category 4", capable of near-blizzard conditions and even coastal flooding and beach erosion on Lake Superior, due to sustained winds of 30-50 mph for 1-2 days. The heaviest snows will stay south, but more plowable snow is on the way.
Balloons tend to signify a good time. But not always, as the recent Chinese spy balloon sighting and tracking proved. Chinese officials tried to make the case that it was a weather balloon, but that's simply not true. In this post we show the (massive) differences between a spy balloon and a weather balloon.