The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch
669 in effect until midnight CDT tonight for the following areas
In Minnesota this watch includes 24 counties
In central Minnesota
McLeod Sherburne Sibley
In east central Minnesota
Anoka Carver Chisago
Dakota Hennepin Isanti
Kanabec Mille Lacs Ramsey
In south central Minnesota
Blue Earth Faribault Freeborn
Le Sueur Nicollet Rice
In southeast Minnesota
In Wisconsin this watch includes 6 counties
In northwest Wisconsin
In west central Wisconsin
Dunn Pepin Pierce
This includes the cities of Albert Lea, Blaine, Blue Earth,
Cambridge, Center City, Chaska, Durand, Elk River, Faribault,
Gaylord, Hastings, Hudson, Hutchinson, Le Sueur, Mankato,
Menomonie, Minneapolis, Monticello, Mora, Osceola, Owatonna,
Princeton, Red Wing, Rice Lake, River Falls, Shakopee, St Paul,
St Peter, Stillwater, and Waseca.
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 6:36 PM CDT Sep. 30, 2019 – National Weather Service
Winter Weather Statement
Issued: 3:49 AM CST Jan. 17, 2020 – National Weather Service
... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 am this morning
to 6 PM CST Saturday...
* what... heavy snow expected on Friday. The snow may mix with
freezing drizzle for a time Friday night in south central
Minnesota. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice
accumulations of a light glaze. Winds this afternoon will be 25
to 30 mph causing poor visibility in the snow. On Saturday,
northwest winds will gust as high as 45 mph with poor visibility
in the blowing snow.
* Where... portions of central, south central and west central
Minnesota. Generally from Alexandria to Hutchinson to Albert
* When... the warning is from 10 am Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.
The snow will fall on Friday, and the strong winds with poor
visibility will develop on Saturday.
* Impacts... travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions will impact the Friday evening commute.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest Road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.