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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
430 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

A COLD FRONT MOVED ACROSS THE STATE OVERNIGHT...AND DURING THE PRE
DAWN HOURS IT WAS LOCATED IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. AS THE COLD FRONT
MOVED ACROSS THE AREA...CLOUD COVER INCREASED ALONG WITH BRISK NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 TO 20 MPH. BREAKS IN THE OVERCAST OCCURRED IN
NORTHWEST MINNESOTA WHERE PRE DAWN TEMPERATURES FELL INTO THE SINGLE
DIGITS ABOVE ZERO. THE COLD SPOT IN THE STATE WAS 1 ABOVE ZERO AT
THE NORTHWEST ANGLE IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS. A BRISK NORTH WIND OF
15 MPH CREATED A WIND CHILL OF 18 BELOW ZERO AT THE SAME LOCATION.
AHEAD OF THE FRONT ALONG THE MINNESOTA...IOWA BORDER...TEMPERATURES
WERE IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S.

A STORM SYSTEM CONTINUES TO GATHER STRENGTH ACROSS THE ROCKIES AND
CENTRAL PLAINS THIS MORNING. DEEP MOISTURE SPREADING NORTHWARD
ACROSS THE PLAINS WAS CREATING A LARGE AREA OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
NEBRASKA AND KANSAS. THIS AREA OF PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD
NORTHWARD INTO IOWA THIS AFTERNOON...AND ALONG THE MINNESOTA...IOWA
BORDER THIS EVENING. ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS LIKELY ALONG THE
MINNESOTA BORDER LATER TONIGHT...WITH LOCALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES BEFORE
THE SNOW ENDS SUNDAY MORNING. FURTHER NORTH...ONLY A LIGHT DUSTING
IS EXPECTED NORTH OF THE MINNESOTA RIVER...WITH ONLY FLURRIES
EXPECTED IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

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JLT



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