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Watch Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning (rain-ice-snow; potential for a slushy pile)

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: April 9, 2013 - 8:35 AM

 

 

Winter Storm Warning. A warning means that treacherous winter weather is imminent - it's literally on the way. It now includes St. Cloud and the Twin Cities; details from the local Twin Cities National Weather Service:

...A LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA TODAY THROUGH
THURSDAY...

.A SINGLE STORM SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SEVERAL ROUNDS OF WINTRY
PRECIPITATION FROM LATER THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY. SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF WEST
CENTRAL MINNESOTA FROM EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY.
SLEET OR RAIN WILL ALSO MIX IN AT TIMES THROUGH THURSDAY. SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS FARTHER EAST INTO THE TWIN CITIES AND WESTERN WISCONSIN
WILL DEPEND ON HOW QUICKLY A WINTRY MIX CAN CHANGE TO ALL SNOW
LATE WEDNESDAY.

PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY SPREAD INTO MINNESOTA THIS MORNING. SUB
FREEZING SURFACE TEMPERATURE ACROSS WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA WILL ALLOW
FOR A SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MIX THIS MORNING...THAT WILL
TRANSITION TO SNOW BY THE AFTERNOON. THE SLEET AND RAIN MIX WILL
SLOWLY MOVE TOWARD THE TWIN CITIES METRO THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE
QUICKLY SPREADING ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN
TONIGHT. THE TRANSITION TO SNOW WILL SLOWLY SPREAD EAST ON
WEDNESDAY...WITH EASTERN MINNESOTA TRANSITIONING TO SNOW WEDNESDAY
EVENING. WESTERN WISCONSIN WILL SEE A TRANSITION TO SNOW
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. FINAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL DEPEND ON HOW QUICKLY THE
TRANSITION TO SNOW OCCURS.


...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM
CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR A MIX SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND HEAVY
SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM CDT
THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION
  THIS EVENING AND CHANGE OVER TO SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL
  SLOWLY TAPER OFF THURSDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 INCHES OR GREATER...
  MAINLY BETWEEN WEDNESDAY EVENING AND MID DAY THURSDAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS: ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH DUE TO
  SLEET AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE
ALSO POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE.

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