Major Winter Storm Roars Into Upper Midwest
A major Winter storm is currently making its way through the Upper Midwest, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to a large swath of the country.
Regional Radar for Midwest
Once again, when I want to get a quick synopsis of where the active weather is in the country, I look at the Weather Underground severe map.
The white colors are a combination of Winter Storm Warnings and Blizzard Warnings that stretch from the Dakotas through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This means that a combination of wind gusts of 45 mph or stronger along with snowfall accumulations of up to 10 inches will cause dangerous conditions for much of Sunday.
The blue colors are the Wind Advisories that are posted for parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, and adjacent areas of Iowa. Wind gusts are expected to be up to 45 mph in these areas.
The heaviest snowfall over the next 24 hours is expected from eastern South Dakota through southern Minnesota. This will put Minneapolis very near the heaviest snowfall, with areas in and around the city possibly experience 10-12 inches of snow. Up to 16 inches of snow will be possible in the hardest hit areas.
Weather Underground features hundreds of webcams in areas that are expected to receive the most snow. You can search for webcams in your area by using the WunderMap.
Below are some webcams I have picked out around the Minneapolis area that could be interesting to watch on Sunday.
South Range, WI
It's Gonna Be Cold Out There
As the storm passes, very cold air will filter into the area from Canada. This means that Saturday evening/Sunday morning will be extremely cold for the Dakotas and Minnesota, with temperatures plummeting below zero. With breezy conditions lingering into the evening, wind chill values will be below -10 degrees for many areas of the Upper Midwest. These are dangerous conditions, so residents are urged to take precaution to protect life and property. It is advised to stay off roads during blizzard conditions and when roads are icy. The bottomline is that is your live in the Midwest and expect to have several inches of snow, it is best to remain warm and cozy in your house on Sunday.
Min temps for Saturday evening into Sunday morning.