Saturday, December 13, 2008


A major winter storm will affect a large area of the upper midwest this weekend. Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Warnings, and even Blizzard Warnings have all been posted for large portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Areas of South Dakota, eastern North Dakota, and the northern half of Minnesota could see up to a foot or more of snow by the time the system pulls away with northeast SD, eastern ND, and western MN having the potential to see sustained winds of 35 mph resulting in blizzard conditions. The area that looks like it is going to take the hardest hit from this storm is the Arrowhead of Minnesota where there is the possibility to see a foot and a half of snow by Monday Morning along with possible blizzard conditions. For us here in the Twin Cities it looks like we could see anywhere from 1 inch in the south metro to 4 inches in the north, with snow totals increasing the farther north and west you go. In the Twin Cities we will start out with a cold rain in the morning with a transition to snow by noon as a powerful cold front plunges through the area dropping temps from above freezing in the morning to near or below zero by morning on Monday. Winds will be a problem throughout the region and as the temps dip closer to subzero, windchills will become an increasingly bigger problem. Will update as the system unfolds...

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