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Blizzard Update: White Out Conditions with Snow & Wind

18 Nov 2016, 10:24 am

The first snow of the year in the portions of the Upper Midwest is hitting with full force – an all out blizzard. Heavy snow continues in parts of Eastern South Dakota and Western & Northern Minnesota with wind gusts above 40 mph. White out conditions have been reported with significant blowing and drifting snow. A Blizzard Warning continues for Eastern South Dakota and Western Minnesota, with Winter Storm Warnings from Nebraska to Northern Minnesota.

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Snowfall totals have varied significantly, with the heaviest accumulations so far in the 4 to 7″ range. Parts of Northern Minnesota could see another 6 to 12″ of snow.

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The wind is the biggest problem. With sustained winds of 20-30 mph and gusts to 50 mph, near zero visibility with white out conditions are likely into this evening in Eastern South Dakota into Western & Northern Minnesota. Travel is discouraged in many areas.

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Stay tuned to WeatherNation for around the clock updates with live reports from the field inside the storm.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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