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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITES/CHANHASSEN MN
442 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY TODAY IN SOUTH AND WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA AS STRONG WINDS COMBINE WITH A COUPLE INCHES OF NEW
SNOWFALL...

A BAND OF SNOW DEVELOPED FROM EST CENTRAL TO NORTHEAST MINNESOTA
OVERNIGHT. THE REST OF THE STATE WAS MAINLY DRY...WITH ONLY BRIEF
PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW. TEMPERATURES WERE MILDER THAN PAST
NIGHTS...RANGING FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S.

THE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS UPPER MIDWEST TODAY. THIS WILL BRING A
FEW INCHES OF SNOWFALL TO MUCH OF THE STATE. STRONG WINDS WILL
ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY 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 THOSE AREAS THIS AFTERNOON. WIND GUSTS
WILL EXCEED 25 OVER MUCH OF THE STATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AND COULD
REACH 40-50 MPH IN SOUTHWEST AREAS. HIGHS TODAY WILL BE REACHED
EARLY AND RANGE FROM THE MID TEENS TO THE UPPER 20S BEFORE
TEMPERATURES FALL FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE
FROM ZERO TO 10 BELOW.

AFTER A COLD PERIOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...A STRONG WARMING
PATTERN WILL TAKE PLACE AND HIGHS LATE WEEK WILL REACH THE 30S OR
40S STATEWIDE.

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