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Winter Storm Warning Alert

...HEAVY SNOW THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A STRONG STORM WILL LIFT ACROSS WISCONSIN AND OVER MICHIGAN THROUGH FRIDAY. THIS STORM TRACK WILL BRING A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW...TO PORTIONS OF FAR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA...AND NORTHWEST WISCONSIN. IN ADDITION...STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY.

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...THE ARROWHEAD OF NORTHEAST MINNESOTA.

* TIMING...THE SNOW WILL BEGIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING... BECOMING HEAVY THURSDAY NIGHT. AT THIS TIME...THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AND MAIN PERIOD OF ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED BETWEEN MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT...AND NOON FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 8 INCH AMOUNTS WITH AREAS IN EXCESS OF 10 INCHES. THE HIGHER SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS FARTHER NORTHWEST.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* WINDS...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS THURSDAY NIGHT...BECOMING NORTH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH FRIDAY. EXPECT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...EXPECT ROAD CONDITIONS TO RAPIDLY DETERIORATE AS THE SNOW BEGINS LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL MAKE THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE HAZARDOUS.

Instructions: A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED...AND THAT SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH PER HOUR OR GREATER CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES. EXPECT SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE AND EXPECTED ARRIVAL TIME AND HAVE A WORKING CELL PHONE. KEEP A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE...INCLUDING A FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER. BE AWARE THAT YOU MAY BECOME STRANDED AND THAT IT MAY TAKE MANY HOURS FOR HELP TO ARRIVE.

Target Area:

Carlton, South St. Louis

Central St. Louis

Crow Wing

Northern Aitkin

Northern Cook, Northern Lake

Pine

South Aitkin

South Cass

Southern Cook, North Shore

Southern Lake, North Shore

 

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