City socked with more snow

Snow will continue to fall, blow and make for low visibility at a heavy to moderate pace throughout the city tonight.

As of 3:30 p.m., a snow advisory was in effect: approximately 2 inches of powdery white snow had fallen in Minneapolis, and the city was expected to get between 3 and 5 inches total before the end of the evening, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

There are one-half to one mile of visibilities and moderate to heavy snows expected tonight, so drivers, bikers and pedestrians braving the onset of winter are cautioned to take things slow.  

Conditions will be clearing up between 6 and 7 p.m. with snowfall tapering to flurries before midnight.

Wednesday trudgers can expect some respite from the flurries with temperatures expected to warm to around 20 degrees, and dry, snowless skies in the forecast.

Minneapolis is still in a snow emergency until midnight from the first fresh powder of the season that fell on Saturday.  Another snow emergency cannot be declared until 6 p.m. tomorrow.  Check they city’s website to find out if and where the snow emergency will be declared — and don’t forget get out and shovel those walks within 24 hours after the snow stops falling.  

If you see an unshoveled walk, put on those gloves and go at it, or report it to the city by calling 311.  If you haven’t spiffed up your walks within 48 hours of the end of the snowfall, city workers can charge to do your dirty work.