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Blizzard Warning For Parts of MN; 2" to 4" by AM Monday

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: March 17, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Sunday Night-Monday Snow Still on Track

The National Weather Service has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING for parts of Minnesota until Monday evening. This quick burst of snow along with strong winds will keep roadways problematic througout much of the day.

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY ACROSS WESTERN...SOUTHERN AND
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY EVENING...

.A LATE SEASON WINTER STORM WILL BRING A QUICK BURST OF 2 TO
5 INCHES OF SNOW FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY ACROSS
THE REGION. THIS STORM WILL DRIVE A POWERFUL COLD FRONT THROUGH
MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN BY MIDDAY MONDAY.

WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF AROUND
50 MPH WILL FOLLOW BEHIND THE FRONT OVER WESTERN AND SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA...PERSISTING INTO EARLY MONDAY EVENING. THESE STRONG
WINDS WILL INTERACT WITH THE NEW SNOW AND CAUSE WHITE OUT
CONDITIONS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 94 AND WEST OF INTERSTATE
35...INCLUDING CARVER AND SCOTT COUNTIES IN MINNESOTA. SLIGHTLY
LIGHTER WINDS AND MORE TREES SHOULD PRECLUDE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
OVER FAR EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN...INCLUDING
HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY COUNTIES AND THE REMAINDER OF THE TWIN CITIES
METRO.

 

Update on BLIZZARD WARNING:

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM MONDAY TO 1 AM CDT
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM MONDAY TO 1 AM
CDT TUESDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 50 MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND NEAR ZERO
VISIBILITY IN OPEN AREAS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS EVENING AND TAPER OFF LATE
MONDAY MORNING. STRONG WINDS WILL THEN DEVELOP MONDAY MORNING
BEHIND A COLD FRONT BEFORE SUBSIDING MONDAY EVENING.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM MONDAY TO
1 AM CDT TUESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM MONDAY TO
1 AM CDT TUESDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND TAPER OFF
MONDAY MORNING. GUSTY WINDS WILL THEN DEVELOP MONDAY MORNING
BEHIND A COLD FRONT BEFORE SUBSIDING MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 40 MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES
MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES IN OPEN AREAS.

 

Timing the Snow...

 

Snowfall Potential

Here's a look at the snowfall potential through Tuesday.

 

A full weather update later! Have a good rest of your St. Patrick's Day and gear up for that white-knuckle Monday commute... UGH!

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