WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Grand Forks ND

827 PM CST Tue Dec 22 2020

Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-East Polk-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-Mahnomen-South Clearwater-Hubbard-West Becker-East Becker-East Otter Tail-Wadena-

Including the cities of Roseau, Warroad, Greenbush, Baudette, Newfolden, Middle River, Grygla, Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah,

Thief River Falls, Red Lake Falls, Fosston, Fertile, McIntosh, Erskine, Bagley, Clearbrook, Bemidji, Mahnomen, Naytahwaush,

Waubun, Alida, Ebro, Lake Itasca, Long Lost Lake, Lower Rice Lake, Roy Lake, Upper Rice Lake, Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Wolf Lake, Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Henning, Battle Lake, Wadena, and Menahga

827 PM CST Tue Dec 22 2020

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Wednesday to midnight CST Wednesday night.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous

conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This event will occur during the Wednesday morning rush, and it also falls during a bus holiday travel period.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for North Dakota can be found at dot.nd.gov/travel and for Minnesota at 511mn.org, or by calling

5 1 1 in either state.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Grand Forks ND

359 PM CST Tue Dec 22 2020

Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-East Polk-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-Mahnomen-South Clearwater-Hubbard-West Becker-East Becker-West Otter Tail-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-

359 PM CST Tue Dec 22 2020

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of west central and northwest Minnesota.

DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Light snow and a bit of mixed precipitation will be possible late tonight, but most impacts will be tomorrow morning.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Snow and strong northwest winds will continue into Wednesday, and possibly Wednesday evening in some areas. Wind gusts of 45 to 60 mph are possible with snowfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches. The higher snowfall totals look more likely across northwest Minnesota. Low visibility is possible, mainly in open areas.


Widespread hazardous wind chills between 25 below to 35 degrees below zero will occur Thursday morning. Frostbite may occur within minutes.

Detailed Forecast

Overnight

Snow likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 19. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday

Snow, mainly before 5pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 10am. Temperature falling to around 3 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -22. Windy, with a northwest wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.


Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow before 9pm. Areas of blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -37. Blustery, with a northwest wind 24 to 29 mph decreasing to 18 to 23 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near -2. Wind chill values as low as -33. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around -12. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

Christmas Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 19. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 10. North wind around 7 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 8. West northwest wind around 6 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around -7. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

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