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Winter Weather Advisory

Status

Event Extended (Time) Expired

Start Time

Thu 01/14/2021 04:00 AM EST

End Time

Fri 01/15/2021 07:00 PM EST

Significance

Advisory

Impacts

Moderate impact

Locations Affected

Saint Cloud, MN ∙ West Union, MN ∙ Clarissa, MN ∙ Fairhaven, MN ∙ Evansville, MN ∙ Browerville, MN ∙ Flensburg, MN ∙ Morrill, MN ∙ Paynesville Municipal Airport, MN ∙ Bowlus, MN

Headline

...WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE AREA THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...
.This is a complex system. The main impacts will be Thursday evening into Friday. This is when the majority of the snow will fall. This is also when areas in western Minnesota will have northerly wind gusts near 50 mph. Blizzard conditions are possible across western Minnesota.
The Winter Storm Watch now starts later in the day, beginning at noon on Thursday. The main reason for pushing it back 6 hours is the threat for freezing rain has trended down Thursday morning. Instead we expect mainly a rain/snow mix becoming all snow by late morning.
This snow will continue during the afternoon, but the main impacts will be Thursday evening into Friday. Snow will become heavier Thursday evening into Thursday night. In addition, northerly winds will increase across western Minnesota, and could produce blizzard conditions.
Gusty winds and snow will continue through Friday, but conditions should begin to improve Friday afternoon into Friday evening. The main impacts will be to travel.

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 854 PM CST Wed Jan 13 2021 ...WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE AREA THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY... .This is a complex system. The main impacts will be Thursday evening into Friday. This is when the majority of the snow will fall. This is also when areas in western Minnesota will have northerly wind gusts near 50 mph. Blizzard conditions are possible across western Minnesota. The Winter Storm Watch now starts later in the day, beginning at noon on Thursday. The main reason for pushing it back 6 hours is the threat for freezing rain has trended down Thursday morning. Instead we expect mainly a rain/snow mix becoming all snow by late morning. This snow will continue during the afternoon, but the main impacts will be Thursday evening into Friday. Snow will become heavier Thursday evening into Thursday night. In addition, northerly winds will increase across western Minnesota, and could produce blizzard conditions. Gusty winds and snow will continue through Friday, but conditions should begin to improve Friday afternoon into Friday evening. The main impacts will be to travel. MNZ041>043-048-049-141100- /O.EXT.KMPX.WW.Y.0001.210114T0900Z-210116T0000Z/ Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Pope-Stearns- Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls, Glenwood, and St Cloud 854 PM CST Wed Jan 13 2021 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Douglas, Stearns, Morrison, Todd and Pope Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM Thursday to 6 PM CST Friday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org for Minnesota or 511wi.gov for Wisconsin. &&