National Weather Service:
Blizzard Warning



Current Conditions for Rochester, MN
Conditions as of 8:54 AM
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Temperature: 26°
Wind: North 21 mph
Dew point:25°
Pressure:29.75 in.
Wind chill:12°
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 3.0 miles
Observed at: Rochester, MN
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Forecast for Rochester
Friday
Snow and gusty winds will lead to blizzard conditions at times. High 26F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday Night
Light snow and windy conditions this evening will give way to a mostly cloudy sky late. Low near 10F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Saturday
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 22F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 16F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday
Partly cloudy skies. High 28F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear. Low 14F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 33F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy skies with freezing drizzle after midnight. Low near 25F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday
Periods of rain tapering to showers. Areas of freezing rain early. High 37F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%.
Tuesday Night
Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low around 25F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Wednesday
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 31F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 14F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 32F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday Night
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds late. Low 17F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Friday
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 32F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy skies. Low 23F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday
Cloudy skies. High around 40F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Occasional snow showers. Low 23F. ESE winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Sunday
Variable clouds with snow showers. High around 30F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snowfall around one inch.
Sunday Night
Occasional snow showers. Low 17F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snowfall around one inch.
Monday
Variable clouds with snow showers. High 31F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with snow showers around in the evening. Low 14F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
 
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February 24, 2017
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Sunrise:6:54 AM Moon Rise: 5:42 AM
Sunset:5:52 PM Moon Set: 4:00 PM
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Sunrise:06:54 AM (CST) Moon Rise:05:42 AM (CST)
Sunset:05:52 PM (CST) Moon Set:04:00 PM (CST)
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... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 6 am CST Saturday...

* periods of snow will continue today, tapering off this evening.

* Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause whiteout conditions
in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely,
especially on ridge tops and in open areas. Tree branches could fall
as well.

* Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected.

* Travel will be very difficult, including during the morning and
evening commutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded... stay with your vehicle. The latest Road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.





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