'Heart attack snow' Threatens Minnesotans

They say that the eskimos have many many different words for snow (though this is alleged now to be an urban legend).

Minnesotans have lots of ways to describe the white stuff as I know from living in it for 18 years. Still until today, I've never seen this usage:
'Heart attack snow' coming to Twin Cities
March 17, 2008

There won't be enough snow today to earn a title like the "St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm," but Twin Cities area residents can expect at least 2 to 4 inches of snow by Tuesday's rush hour.

Of most concern, National Weather Service forecaster Tony Zaleski said, is taking care when shoveling.

Zaleski termed it "heart attack snow" -- a heavy, wet variety that will strain the bodies of shovelers tonight and Tuesday.

Snowfall should start in earnest around 7 tonight and continue through most of the morning rush hour.

Areas to the east in west-central Wisconsin and to the south in Goodhue County, Minn., could get more snow than the Twin Cities area.

As for temperatures, looking for highs into Wednesday in the upper 30s to low 40s, with some refreezing overnight.


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