Alerts in Effect
Winter Weather AdvisoryIssued at 14:55 Wednesday 21 February 2018
A fast-moving area of low pressure will bring a quick burst of
snow and freezing drizzle to the Northland Thursday afternoon
through early Friday afternoon. The precipitation will begin in
central Minnesota late Thursday afternoon and spread northeastward
across the Northland during the evening. A band of heavy snow
will likely develop during the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning
and lift northward through northeast Minnesota and northwest
Wisconsin, resulting in snow rates around 1 inch per hour.
Relatively warm temperatures aloft raise the potential of freezing
drizzle mixing with the snow from the pre-dawn hours of Friday
morning into the early afternoon with light icing possible. The
Friday morning commute will be slow due to snow and ice
accumulation. The system quickly moves out of the Northland from
late Friday morning through the early afternoon hours.
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation is expected. Snow accumulation of 3
to 6 inches and ice accumulation of a light glaze up to a few
hundredths of an inch are expected.
* WHERE...Portions of east central and north central Minnesota.
* WHEN...From 3 PM Thursday to noon CST Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Be
prepared for reduced visibilities at times.