Twin Cities metro braces for record-setting snowstorm
Gov. Tim Walz issued an emergency executive order to activate the National Guard
February 22, 2023
Gov. Tim Walz issued an emergency executive order to activate the National Guard on Tuesday and officials urged Minnesotans to prepare - but not panic - as a potentially historic snowstorm barreled into the state.
Cities declared snow emergencies, schools were shifting to remote learning and airlines were scrapping flights at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport ahead of the storm the National Weather Service labeled "extreme."
With 16 to 22 inches of snow predicted to fall from Tuesday night to Thursday afternoon and winter storm and blizzard warnings in effect across much of the state, authorities advised Minnesotans to stay home.