Winter Storm Watch issued January 19 at 10:06PM CST until January 22 at 6:00PM CST by NWS Minneapolis
Anoka; Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chisago; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Hennepin; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Nicollet; Ramsey; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Washington; Watonwan
...Winter Storm to affect Central and Southern Minnesota and
Western Wisconsin Sunday night into Monday...
.A strong storm system will bring an area of moderate to heavy
snow across a portion of southern through east central Minnesota
into western Wisconsin Sunday night, spreading east through
Monday. Snowfall totals of 6 to 10 inches are possible by the time
the storm exits the region Monday evening. At this point, the
heaviest snow will fall south of a line from Redwood Falls through
the Twin Cities toward St Croix Falls and Rice Lake. Other areas
that may see heavy snow include Fairmont, Mankato, River Falls and
A wintry mix with a period of freezing rain is possible in far
southern Minnesota near the Iowa border, then toward Eau Claire,
leading to slick roads. In addition, northeast winds between 20
to 35 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow, especially in
open country. Winds will begin diminishing Monday night.
Remember, this is still a Winter Storm watch, and the track of
the heaviest snow may change as the forecast is updated over the
next couple of days. Be prepared for difficult driving conditions
if you have travel plans across central or southern Minnesota and
western and northern Wisconsin.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Plan on difficult
travel conditions, including during the morning commute on
Monday. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with
localized slightly higher amounts, and ice accumulations of a
light glaze are possible.
* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, south central and
* WHEN...From Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will
cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.