Winter Storm Watch issued February 23 at 4:27AM CST until February 25 at 6:00AM CST by NWS Minneapolis
Anoka; Carver; Chisago; Hennepin; Isanti; Ramsey; Sherburne; Wright
...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY NIGHT...
.A blizzard warning is now in effect for south central Minnesota,
including the Mankato area and I-90 corridor. A winter storm
warning now covers the southeast Twin Cities metro area over to
Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls Wisconsin. A blizzard watch remains
in effect from Redwood Fall over to Glencoe, with a winter storm
watch still in effect for most of the Twin Cities and the US-8
corridor in northwest Wisconsin.
Snowfall totals between 12 and 15 inches are expected along and
southeast of a St. James Minnesota to Eau Claire Wisconsin line,
with a very tight gradient in snowfall totals expected northwest
of this main band.
In addition, wind speeds are expected to between 25 and 35 mph,
with gusts around 40 mph in south central Minnesota. This will
lead to significant blowing and drifting as well for south
central Minnesota, where the blizzard warning is in effect
The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
* TIMING...Snow will spread into the area between 10pm and 2am
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 8 inches are possible.
* WINDS...Northeast to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph
resulting in considerable blowing and drifting snow.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.