Winter storm headed to MN
A large part of Minnesota is expected to get hit by a late winter storm. The National Weather Service expects heavy snow to begin falling tomorrow in northwest and central Minnesota and it will slowly move to the east. By the time the storm moves out of the state, 6 - 12 inches of new snow could be on the ground in many areas. Even the Twin Cities could receive several inches. Parts of Mower and Dodge counties are expected to receive 1 - 3 inches. It will also be cold this week with below normal temperatures expected every day.
Here is message from NWS:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
425 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2014
...CONFIDENCE IS QUICKLY INCREASING FOR A MAJOR WINTER STORM
IMPACTING THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...
.A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT WEST OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS TO HUTCHINSON...AND
CAMBRIDGE MINNESOTA. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM
TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT EAST OF THE WINTER STORM
WARNING TO WEST OF A LINE FROM MANKATO...NEW RICHMOND AND RICE
SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER CENTRAL MINNESOTA LATE TONIGHT AND SPREAD
SOUTHWEST ACROSS WESTERN MINNESOTA OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL QUICKLY
BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TUESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL SLOWLY SPREAD
EASTWARD THROUGH THE DAY...REACHING SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MINNESOTA
AND FAR WESTERN WISCONSIN BY EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL
DECREASE IN INTENSITY TUESDAY EVENING AND TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO
EAST TUESDAY NIGHT. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN MINNESOTA...WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES
POSSIBLE FROM SOUTH CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA TO
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN. THE AXIS OF HEAVIEST SNOW WILL LIKELY FALL
ALONG A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS TO ST CLOUD AND MORA.