It’s official: It’s going to be too cold in St. Louis this holiday weekend.
The City of St. Louis issued a warning this morning that a winter storm watch with cold winds will be in effect from Thursday at 6:00 pm.
The warning warns that we may see 1 to 3 inches of snow (or maybe even more), and wind gusts of up to 50 mph starting Friday.
The warning also mentions possible “dangerously cold temperatures” down to -30 degrees. Such temperatures can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
KSDK meteorologist Scott Connell’s forecast says we’ll see rain turning to snow on Thursday, followed by harsh winds and arctic cold on Friday and Saturday respectively.
We are getting questions about possible snowstorms on Thursday and Friday. Although we do not currently forecast a snowstorm (information below👇), gusty winds and heavy snowfall will cause brief periods of poor visibility. #stlwx #moke #ilvks pic.twitter.com/aDUpEOzIbm
— NWS St. Louis (@NWSStLouis) December 20, 2022
A National Weather Service tweet about this week’s forecast in St. Louis contained information about a “ground blizzard,” when blizzard-like conditions are created not by snow falling from the sky, but by strong winds pushing snow already on the ground.
The National Weather Service said that “While we currently do not forecast blizzard criteria, gusty winds and heavy snowfall will cause short periods of poor visibility.”
Besides, we shouldn’t talk about it, but bring your dog and any other pets inside.
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