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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

 

February 18, 2022

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Grand Forks ND

846 PM CST Thu Feb 17 2022

Lake Of The Woods-North Beltrami-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-South Clearwater-Hubbard-East Becker-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-Including the cities of Baudette, Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah,Bagley, Clearbrook, Bemidji, Alida, Ebro, Lake Itasca,Long Lost Lake, Lower Rice Lake, Roy Lake, Upper Rice Lake,Park Rapids, Wolf Lake, Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie,Henning, Battle Lake, Wadena, Menahga, Elbow Lake, Hoffman,Ashby, Herman, and Barrett

846 PM CST Thu Feb 17 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and Blowing Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

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

* WHEN...From 9 AM to 9 PM CST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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

330 PM CST Thu Feb 17 2022

Lake Of The Woods-North Beltrami-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-South Clearwater-Hubbard-East Becker-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-

330 PM CST Thu Feb 17 2022

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Snow showers and blowing snow are expected tonight, with visibility restrictions possible after sunset. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible. Locally higher amounts are possible around the Lake of the Woods region. Near blizzard conditions may be possible as a result of increasing southerly winds combining with the snow showers where they track.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Snow showers and blowing snow will continue into the evening Friday causing near blizzard conditions at times.

Another clipper moves into the region Saturday and Saturday night which may bring a period of gusty winds from the south and then out of the north. New snowfall and the magnitude of winds are uncertain, however this may bring additional winter impacts due to blowing snow.

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Detailed Forecast

Thursday night

Snow likely, mainly after 2am. Patchy blowing snow after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a temperature rising to around 2 by 4am. Wind chill values as low as -35. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of snow before 3pm. Patchy blowing snow before 7am, then patchy blowing snow after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 15 by 9am, then falling to around 1 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -22. Windy, with a southwest wind 17 to 22 mph becoming west northwest 28 to 33 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Friday Night

Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -12. Wind chill values as low as -29. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -26. South wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. South wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 25. North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. North wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

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Partly sunny, with a high near 1. North northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. North northeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 3. North northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15. North wind 7 to 9 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 5. West wind 7 to 9 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around -17. West wind around 7 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

 

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