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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1151 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUESDAY SOUTH AND WEST CENTRAL AS
STRONG WINDS ARRIVE BEHIND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT...

A BROAD UPPER-AIR DISTURBANCE WAS SITUATED OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST
LATE THIS MORNING...AND HAD PRODUCED CLOUDS AND LIGHT SNOW OVER
MUCH OF THE STATE...WITH AS MUCH AS AN INCH OF ACCUMULATION
REPORTED OVERNIGHT. A FEW POCKETS OF SNOW REMAINED OVER PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST MINNESOTA. VEILED SUNSHINE WAS FOUND OVER MUCH OF THE
STATE...WITH MAINLY CLOUDY SKIES OVER THE SOUTHEAST AND NORTHWEST.
WINDS WERE MAINLY WESTERLY AT 5 TO 15 MPH...WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 20
MPH. AT 11 AM TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM NEAR ZERO AT FLAG ISLAND IN
THE NORTHWEST ANGLE...TO THE MIDDLE 20S SOUTHWEST.

CLOUD COVERAGE OVER NORTHERN MINNESOTA WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON
AS WEAK INSTABILITY DEVELOPS. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MAY ACCOMPANY
THE INCREASING CLOUD COVER...WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATION OF LESS THAN
ONE-QUARTER INCH POSSIBLE. CLEARING SKIES ARE FORECAST TONIGHT AS
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS EAST ACROSS THE PLAINS. HIGHS TODAY WILL
REACH THE UPPER TEENS NORTH TO THE UPPER 20S SOUTHWEST. EXPECT LOWS
TONIGHT OF 5 BELOW ALONG THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER...TO THE UPPER
SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO SOUTH AND CENTRAL.

FOCUS THEN SHIFTS TO A STORM SYSTEM WHICH WILL DEVELOP IN THE
CENTRAL PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT AND MOVE ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST
TUESDAY. WHILE THE TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM IS STILL UNCERTAIN...
CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING FOR SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL DURING THIS
TIME FRAME. CURRENTLY...THE BEST CHANCE FOR SNOW IS OVER THE
SOUTHEASTERN TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE
SNOW...STRONG WINDS MAY ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM WITH BLOWING SNOW ALSO
A CONCERN. THE GREATEST RISK FOR BLOWING SNOW WILL BE OVER THE
SOUTH AND WEST CENTRAL AREAS WHERE THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED...POSSIBLY RESULTING IN BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER THOSE
AREAS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

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HUYCK




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