Blizzard Warning for Dunn, Pepin, Pierce Counties

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February 23, 2019

Please be careful. There is a blizzard warning for some of the local counties and storm warnings for the rest of the area.  The Blizzard Warning is in effect from 9 PM tonight (Saturday) through 6 PM on Sunday. Visibility will be extremely limited and travel  will be dangerous.

Blizzard warning is below:

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AREAS AFFECTED : DUNN; PEPIN; PIERCE ...DANGEROUS WINTER STORM EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY... .A Winter Weather Advisory continues through Saturday morning for portions of west central Wisconsin through southeastern Minnesota, specifically along and east of a line from Blue Earth to Faribault in Minnesota, continuing to River Falls and Bloomer in Wisconsin. Snowfall accumulations of up to around 2 inches along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice accretion can be expected through Saturday morning. A stronger system is expected for Saturday night through Sunday when accumulating snow plus blowing snow will impact travel, including blizzard conditions for much of southern and western Minnesota. A Blizzard Warning is in effect Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon for most locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin south of I-94. This includes southern portions of the Twin Cities metro, away from more suburban areas. Within the Blizzard Warning, snow accumulations will range from 1 to 3 inches in the west near the South Dakota border to 6 to 8 inches along Interstate 35 and east. The snow is expected from late Saturday afternoon through the early morning hours Sunday, followed by strong winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to near 50 mph for most of the day Sunday. This could lead to whiteout conditions, making travel very difficult or impossible in the open areas of western, central, and southern Minnesota, and far western Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon for St Croix, Barron, Rusk, Chippewa, and Eau Claire counties. Within the Winter Storm Warning, snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches can be expected with localized higher amounts possible. The snow is expected Saturday evening through Sunday morning, followed by strong winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph for most of the day Sunday. This may produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, making travel difficult for portions of far southeastern Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the counties along I-94 for the potential of 1 to 4 inches of snow and very strong wind. Winds could gust as high as 40 to 45 mph which could lead to very low visibility and dangerous travel. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING... ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY... * WHAT...Mixed precipitation today followed by blizzard conditions tonight and Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...In Wisconsin, Pierce, Dunn and Pepin Counties. In Minnesota, Goodhue County. * WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 9 AM CST this morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult or impossible Saturday night into Sunday.

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