Alerts in Effect
Winter Storm WatchIssued at 03:48 Friday 23 February 2018
A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect Saturday afternoon through
Saturday night for areas east of a line from Canby to Little
Falls, Minnesota. Moderate to heavy snow with rates of 1 to 2
inches per hour will overspread the area Saturday afternoon and
evening. A narrow swath with snowfall totals of 6 to 9 inches is
likely across part of the watch area. This swath of 6 to 9 inches
won't cover the entire watch area, but there is still some
uncertainty in where exactly the snow band will develop. In
addition, northwest winds gusting to near 30 mph Saturday night
will lead to areas of blowing snow, especially across southern and
western Minnesota. Travel could become very difficult Saturday
night through early Sunday.
The Winter Weather Advisory will expire this morning as the snow
ends across the region. There could be some light freezing
drizzle mixed in with the snow at times, but little or no ice
accumulation is expected.
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west
* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are