⚠ A Blizzard WARNING and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect. ⚠
….WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON THURSDAY….BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY FOR CERRO GORDO, WORTH, WINNEBAGO, HANCOCK, WRIGHT, KOSSUTH, FRANKLIN AND BUTLER COUNTIES…
Snow is beginning this afternoon and will continue intermittently through early Thursday. Winds will also increase Thursday and continue into Friday night when blizzard conditions are expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph or greater may occur late Thursday through Friday. Extreme cold and wind chills of 20 to 40 below will be common.
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM THURSDAY…BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 6 PM THURSDAY UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY FOR FLOYD MITCHELL AND MOWER MN…
For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. For the Blizzard Warning, blizzard conditions are expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY… BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY….WIND CHILL WARNING FROM FROM 6 PM THURSDAY UNTIL NOON ON SATURDAY FOR FREEBORN AND FARIBAULT COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA…
For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Blizzard Warning, blizzard conditions are expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. For the Wind Chill Watch, dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero.
Plan on periods of blizzard conditions along with very poor road conditions at times. Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions may impact the morning and definitely the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The dangerously cold wind chills as low as 40 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.
It needs to be emphasized that the combination of blowing snow, blizzard conditions, and extreme cold will be very hazardous and possibly life threatening if stranded outside.
Those with holiday travel planned later today through Friday night are strongly encouraged to pay close attention to forecast updates and road conditions, and prepare accordingly if travel is a must. Altering travel plans, if possible, is strongly encouraged.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.