I'm really getting excited about Christmas and everything about it. One thing that I've always wanted is a white Christmas. Last year (even living in MN), I still had to keep dreaming. We didn't have any decent snow until New Year's Eve. Now this year, I REALLY want a white Christmas! So, with that said, imagine my excitement when I looked at the weather forecast for this weekend:
Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 2:05 PM CST on November 29, 2007
Expires 7:00 AM EST on December 02, 2007... First winter storm of the season expected on Saturday... ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday morning through late Saturday night... The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued a Winter Storm Watch... which is in effect from Saturday morning through late Saturday night. A powerful low pressure system will move across the upper Midwest this weekend... and likely bring significant wintry weather to much of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The snow is expected to begin on Saturday morning across the area... and become heavy across central and south central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon and early evening. A period of sleet or freezing rain is possible on Saturday afternoon and evening... mainly along and south of a New Ulm to Red Wing line. By Saturday night... snow accumulations exceeding six inches appear possible across much of central and south central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin... including in the Alexandria... St cloud... Mankato... Twin Cities... and Eau Claire communities. Strong winds also appear likely with this storm... which will make travel even more dangerous. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
So, now my hopes are more alive than ever. I just hope that I don't have to go anywhere on Saturday!! :-)