Winter Storm Warning issued January 21 at 3:56AM CST until January 23 at 12:00AM CST by NWS Minneapolis
Dakota; Goodhue; Rice; Scott
...MAJOR WINTER STORM HIGHLY LIKELY MONDAY ACROSS
SOUTHERN/EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN...
...VERY TIGHT SNOWFALL GRADIENT EXPECTED OVER THE METRO SO THE
WINTER STORM WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE METRO...
.A portion of the Winter Storm Warning has been upgraded to a
Blizzard Warning from Mankato to the south and west, including
Fairmont and St. James. The Winter Storm Warning was expanded
slightly southeast. A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from
Gaylord through the Twin Cites metro and Balsam Lake as this area
will be close to a very tight snow gradient.
A strong storm system will bring an area of heavy snow across
south central and east central Minnesota into western Wisconsin
by early Monday morning. Snowfall totals of 8 to 14 inches are
likely by Monday evening in the warning area. Strong winds with
gusts up to 40 MPH during the heavy snow period will lead to
blizzard conditions in a portion of south central MN. Farther
east, winds will be in the 20 to 30 MPH range and cause blowing
and drifting snow.
A wintry mix with a period of freezing rain is also possible
Monday morning from Albert Lea toward Eau Claire, resulting in
light ice accumulation.
Be prepared for difficult driving conditions if you have travel
plans across central or southern Minnesota and western and
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM MONDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute on Monday. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and ice accumulations of a
light glaze are expected.
* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and
east central, south central and southeast Minnesota.
* WHEN...From 3 AM Monday to midnight CST Monday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. 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.