Winter Storm Warning issued February 23 at 2:16PM CST until February 25 at 6:00AM CST by NWS Minneapolis
Anoka; Benton; Carver; Dakota; Goodhue; Hennepin; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Ramsey; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Washington; Wright
...HEAVY SNOW AND SOME BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND SATURDAY NIGHT...
.A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday night for areas east of a line from Redwood Falls
to St. Cloud, Minnesota except for Eau Claire and Freeborn
counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the remainder
of the area.
Heavy snow with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will spread into
the area Saturday afternoon or early evening. Given the expected
intensity, conditions will deteriorate rapidly following the
onset of the snow. Snowfall totals of 6 to 9 inches are likely
across the warned area with 4 to 6 inches expected in the advisory
area. In addition, northwest winds gusting to 30 to 35 mph late
Saturday night will lead to areas of blowing snow, especially
across southern and eastern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin.
Travel could become very difficult Saturday night through early
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM CST
* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected.
* WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin and central, east
central, south central and southeast Minnesota.
* WHEN...From 3 PM Saturday to 6 AM CST Sunday. The snow will
begin around 3 PM and end around midnight. Areas of blowing
snow will follow the accumulating snow until early Sunday
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing
and drifting snow.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest
road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for
Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.