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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1141 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY TODAY IN SOUTH AND WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA DUE TO STRONG WINDS COMBINING WITH A COUPLE INCHES OF
NEW SNOW...

AROUND MID MORNING A COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM A LOW IN FAR
NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO SOUTH-SOUTHWEST TO SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA. ALONG
THIS FRONT THERE WAS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA.
THIS RESULTED IN CLOUDY SKIES STATEWIDE WITH SNOW IN THE
SOUTHEASTERN HALF OF THE STATE. IN THE NORTHWESTERN HALF OF THE
STATE IT WAS WINDY BEHIND THE FRONT...WITH WINDS OUT OF THE
NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE SINGLE
DIGITS IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA TO NEAR 30 ACROSS THE SOUTH.

THE COLD FRONT AND SYSTEM WILL EXIT THE UPPER MIDWEST TONIGHT.
LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AS THE SYSTEM
SKIRTS OFF TO THE EAST. HOWEVER...STRONG WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THIS
SYSTEM THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WHICH WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THE GREATEST RISK FOR BLOWING SNOW WILL
BE OVER SOUTHERN AND WEST CENTRAL AREAS WHERE THE STRONGEST WINDS
ARE EXPECTED. AS A RESULT...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY OVER
OVER THOSE AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS COULD REACH
40-50 MPH IN SOUTHWEST AREAS. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES.

TONIGHT...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL STILL BE A CONCERN
ESPECIALLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. SKIES WILL BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY
AND IT WILL BE COLD. LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS BELOW ZERO
ACROSS THE NORTH AND NEAR 0 ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN LOCATIONS.

A WARMING PATTERN IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEK. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED
TO REACH THE 30S OR 40S STATEWIDE BY FRIDAY.

$$

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