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Snow Alert
Cutting Edge Snow Alert 3/15/2021 Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from 10am to 7pm Monday, March 15 Winter Storm Xylia Forecast Summary A complex winter system will impact the area beginning this morning through Tuesday morning. A band of snow will set up from southwestern Minnesota up through northwest Wisconsin as a surface low deepens across Iowa. Snowfall totals generally look to be in the 2 to 4 inch range in the Southwest Metro with amounts quickly tapering off on North and East side of the band. Temps will be in the mid to low 30's, so we'll see how much actually accumulates. Estimated Timing: Accumulating snow mainly between 10am Monday and 1am Tuesday. Estimated Accumulations: 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts possible South and Southwest. 1 to 2 inches North and Northeast. Operational Plan Anticipated: We will monitor conditions and provide service as needed throughout the event on Monday. Full plow, shovel and salting on all sites if needed Monday night into Tuesday morning. Winter Weather Advisory ...HEAVY SNOW LIFTING NORTHEAST THIS MORNING... ...A VERY TIGHT GRADIENT IN TOTAL SNOWFALL EXPECTED JUST WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER... .A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through this afternoon for areas south of a line from Redwood Falls to Hutchinson, Chaska, and Faribault. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for areas just north of the Winter Storm Warning. A band of moderate to heavy snow will continue to lift northeast this morning, then stall just west of the Mississippi River late morning. It will resume its track to the northeast late this afternoon while it weakens in intensity. Rates of over an inch per hour are possible in the warning area. Occasional light snow or freezing drizzle are possible this evening. Total accumulations of 5 to 9 inches are expected in the warning area with 3 to 5 inches expected in the advisory area. Amounts will diminish quickly near and east of the Mississippi River, although an inch or two are possible into Wisconsin late this afternoon and evening. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations ranging from 2 inches near the Mississippi River to 5 inches in southwestern Hennepin County. * WHERE...Hennepin County. * WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Detailed Forecast Today Colder. Snow in the morning, then snow, possibly mixed with rain in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 5 inches. highs in the mid 30s. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Tonight Snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle in the evening, then a chance of freezing drizzle and snow after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Tuesday Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40. East winds around 5 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Wednesday Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds around 5 mph. Wednesday Night And Thursday Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Thursday Night And Friday Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Friday Night And Saturday Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Saturday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Sunday Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Here's when we think the snow will begin later tonight into Monday. The heaviest snow is still on track to fall across southern/southwest Minnesota. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect later tonight into Monday for this area. Snowfall amounts haven't changed too much across the region. The heaviest snow is still on track to fall across southern/southwest Minnesota. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect later tonight into Monday for this area. 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 on Monday. Services will be provided as needed throughout the event with a full plow, shovel and salting Monday night into Tuesday morning if needed.
Seasonal Snowfall Totals
ChanhassenMinneapolis
Total for 03/15/2021:0"0"
Season To Date:40.4"42.3"
October:8.2"8.3"
November:6.7"8.8"
December:13.1"12.2"
January:7"7.8"
February:5.4"5.2"
March:0"0"
April:0"0"
May:0"0"