Heavy snow and strong winds will continue to be an issue across portions of the Northern and High Plains tonight into tomorrow. Some areas of Northwest Minnesota have seen 4″ to 6″ of snow, with much more on the way and stronger winds ahead. A Blizzard Warning continues for the Red River Valley areas of Western Minnesota, Eastern North Dakota into Northeast South Dakota through tonight.
Totals may approach a foot near the Canadian Border of Northern Minnesota, with a few inches common elsewhere. Strong wind gusts of 40 to 55 mph will produce significant blowing and drifting snow. Visibility will be near zero in some areas, especially open country, which will make travel difficult. The strong low pressure center is moving through Minnesota now and will push toward Lake Superior tonight. Wrap around snow will continue to fall in the region into Tuesday.
Where it isn’t snowing, it’s very windy. Gusts higher than 40 mph are likely, with a wind advisory continuing. The strongest winds will likely be found behind the low pressure center as the direction shifts to the northwest. By Tuesday afternoon, the wind will begin to diminish as the low pressure center exits the region.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels