Twin Cities in line for up to 9 inches of snow with year's first storm
January 14, 2021
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch covering most of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, and western Wisconsin. The greatest snowfall — 6 to 9 inches — is predicted along a line from Fairmont to Mankato to the Twin Cities in Minnesota, and through Luck and Cumberland in western Wisconsin, the weather service said.
Northwest winds with gusts of 45 mph or higher will accompany the first storm of 2021, the weather service said.
"Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility," the weather service said in its advisory. "Gusty winds could take down tree branches."