Winter Storm Watch issued January 20 at 8:15PM CST until January 23 at 12:00AM CST by NWS Minneapolis
Anoka; Carver; Chisago; Hennepin; McLeod; Ramsey; Washington; Wright
...MAJOR WINTER STORM NOW HIGHLY LIKELY MONDAY ACROSS
SOUTHERN/EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN...
...CONFIDENCE IN LOCATION OF TIGHT SNOWFALL GRADIENT IS STILL LOW
SO THE WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE METRO...
.The Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm
Warning late Sunday night through Monday evening for areas
southeast of a line from New Ulm, to Burnsville, to Rice Lake. A
Winter Storm Watch remains in effect just to the west from
Redwood Falls to the Twin Cities to Taylors Falls.
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 15 inches are
likely by Monday evening. At this point, the heaviest snow will
fall across the warning area. There may only be light snow
accumulations northwest of that line, therefore any slight shift
in track could result in large snowfall forecast changes.
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. In addition, northeast winds between
20 to 30 mph, gusting to 35 or 40 mph will cause blowing and
drifting snow and whiteout conditions at times, especially in
open country. It is possible portions of the Winter Storm Warning
will need to be upgraded to a Blizzard Warning in later
Be prepared for difficult driving conditions if you have travel
plans across central or southern Minnesota and western and
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Plan on difficult
travel conditions, including during the evening commute on
Monday. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with
localized amounts up to 12 inches, are possible.
* WHERE...Portions of northwest Wisconsin and central and east
* WHEN...From late Sunday night through Monday evening.
* 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.