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Snow Alert
Cutting Edge Snow Alert Event #33 4/13 through 4/15/2018 Winter Storm Xanto Winter Storm Warning FOR THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA Forecast Summary Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 359 AM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018 ...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL INTO SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... ...SEVERE WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS ALSO LIKELY ACROSS THE REST OF THE SOUTHERN HALF OF MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BEGINNING LATE TODAY... .A significant winter storm will develop this afternoon and continue through Saturday night. All precipitation types, strong winds, and blizzard conditions will occur in this winter storm. A Blizzard Warning is in effect tonight through Saturday evening for west central and south central Minnesota. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for most of east central and a portion of south central Minnesota and all of west central Wisconsin. St Cloud, the Twin Cities, Mankato and Albert Lea are included in the warning. As well as Rice Lake, Ladysmith and Eau Claire Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for areas north of the warning areas. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue this morning, and persist for much of the day as temperatures remain in the mid 30s in central Minnesota to the lower 40s along the Minnesota/Iowa border. Colder air will begin to move into central Minnesota this afternoon and evening, changing the precipitation to snow. In addition to the heavy snow, strong gusty winds of 40 to 50 mph will bring blizzard conditions to west central Minnesota. The best chance for whiteouts will be late Friday night across west central Minnesota. The rain will turn to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow across south central and east central Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin Friday evening, before changing to all snow by Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 15 inches are expected from west central and southwest Minnesota to east central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, with totals nearing 18 inches possible across southwest Minnesota. Totals will taper off to 4 to 8 inches across south central Minnesota. There may be a sharp gradient in the watch area north of Alexandria and Little Falls. In addition, total ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch are possible across the southern third of Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM CDT SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches, and ice accumulations of around one tenth are expected. * WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin and central, east central and south central Minnesota. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 1 AM CDT Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Tree branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Detailed Forecast Today Breezy. Rain likely in the morning, then rain, possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph increasing to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Tonight Colder, breezy. Snow, possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain in the evening, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain after midnight. Patchy blowing and drifting snow. Snow accumulation around 4 inches. Little or no ice accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Saturday Windy. Snow, thunderstorms and freezing rain in the morning, then snow in the afternoon. Areas of blowing and drifting snow. Snow may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 7 to 8 inches. Little or no ice accumulation. Highs in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Saturday Night Patchy blowing and drifting snow in the evening. Snow likely. Snow accumulation around 2 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Chance of snow 70 percent. Sunday Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds around 15 mph. Sunday Night Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the evening. Lows in the lower 20s. Monday And Monday Night Clear. Highs in the lower 40s. Lows in the lower 20s. Tuesday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Tuesday Night Snow, possibly mixed with rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Wednesday Snow, possibly mixed with rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Thursday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Operations Plan Plow, shovel and salt truck crews have been placed on alert. Section and Area Managers will monitor weather conditions and sites throughout the duration of the event. Services will begin on sidewalks and parking lots once triggers are reached or conditions warrant service on Friday and will continue until the snow has ceased on Sunday. This will be a long duration event and our crews will be continuously clearing walks and lots throughout the event. Full shovel, plow and salting operations will occur overnight Friday into Saturday, with open-ups during the day on Saturday. Another Round will be performed overnight Saturday into Sunday with the final plow, shovel and salting overnight Sunday into Monday.
Seasonal Snowfall Totals
Total for 04/13/2018:16.7"15.8"
Season To Date:79.5"78"