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Blizzard Warnings in the Upper Midwest and High Plains

23 Feb 2017, 2:27 pm

Heavy snow and strong winds will be pushing from the High Plains into the Midwest through Saturday. Blizzard Warnings have been issued in portions of Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. Near zero visibility along with blowing and drifting snow will be developing across the region as winds gust above 40 mph.

During the heaviest point of the blizzard, snowfall rates may approach a couple inches an hour. Total accumulations over a foot are possible in a band from Wyoming to Southeast Minnesota. Travel will become difficult, if not impossible, in these areas. Road closures and power outages are possible.

The region has seen below average snowfall so far this year and has been experiencing unseasonably mild temperatures over the last week. Meteorologist Joe Astolfi has more information in the video below:

As the low pressure center moves from Kansas tonight into Iowa tomorrow morning, snowfall will spread from Wyoming into Wisconsin. The heaviest band of snow will be about 100 miles northwest of the track of the low pressure center.

Friday into Saturday the snow will remain heavy across Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin on Friday. As the low moves across the Great Lakes and into Canada Saturday, wrap around snow will continue in Wisconsin and Michigan before ending Saturday night.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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