Video - Blizzard Conditions In Minnesota

By: KEYC - Posted By Jeremy Goodwin
By: KEYC - Posted By Jeremy Goodwin

Blowing snow is causing hazardous driving conditions in southwestern Minnesota.

Here is the latest forecast for the Mankato area from the National Weather Service.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
600 PM CST WED JAN 22 2014

...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL DECREASE THIS EVENING...

...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS RETURN TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING...

.A WIND CHILL WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF WEST
CENTRAL...CENTRAL...EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...AND
PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THROUGH NOON THURSDAY. WIND
CHILL VALUES WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN WITH WIND CHILL VALUES AVERAGING BETWEEN 25 TO
34 BELOW ZERO.

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH...COUPLED WITH THE FLUFFY
SNOW THAT FELL...WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THIS
EVENING.

DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-WATONWAN-
BLUE EARTH-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...
MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...GAYLORD...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...
ST. JAMES...MANKATO...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH
600 PM CST WED JAN 22 2014

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

THE BLIZZARD WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING. A WIND
CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY.

* TIMING: GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW
TO PERSIST THROUGH THE EVENING. SUBZERO TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY.

* BLOWING SNOW IMPACT: REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND DIFFICULT
TRAVEL...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

* WIND CHILL VALUES: AVERAGING BETWEEN 35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO.

* WIND CHILL IMPACTS: EXPOSED SKIN MAY FREEZE IN AS LITTLE AS 5
TO 10 MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN


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