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Winter storm warnings begin Wednesday across much of state

Dec 25, 2018 07:09AM ● By Editor

From MPR - December 26, 2018

A major snowstorm is headed our way beginning Wednesday evening for much of Minnesota. The Twin Cities metro area should see a mix of rain and snow. 
Snow totals are likely to be highest over much of western, central and northern Minnesota, with the National Weather Service forecasting between 8 and 13 inches between Wednesday and into early Friday. 

The Twin Cities is predicted to see between 1 to 3 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon. But the snow is expected to be followed by rain. 

Details of the northeastern Minnesota portion of the winter storm warning:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Duluth MN
531 PM CST Tue Dec 25 2018

…A LARGE WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE NORTHLAND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
INTO FRIDAY MORNING…

A winter storm will impact the Northland Wednesday night into Friday morning bringing heavy snow to far northern Wisconsin and much of north central and northeast Minnesota. A wintry mix will be possible Thursday into Thursday night over parts of northern Wisconsin and possibly west into Pine and southern Aitkin Counties. A shift in the storm track could affect expected precipitation type and snow amounts so continue to keep track of the forecast.

Koochiching-North St. Louis-North Itasca-Central St. Louis-
North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-
South Aitkin-Carlton and South St. Louis-Pine-Douglas-
Including the cities of International Falls, Ely, Bigfork,
Hibbing, Walker, Grand Rapids, Pine River, Brainerd, Hill City,
Aitkin, Duluth, Pine City, Hinckley, and Superior

531 PM CST Tue Dec 25 2018

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM WEDNESDAY TO NOON CST
FRIDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches.
* WHERE…Portions of northwest Wisconsin and east central, north central and northeast Minnesota.
* WHEN…From 6 PM Wednesday to noon CST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at
 511mn.org, and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 511 in either state.

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