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Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
334 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Wintry Weather Will Impact West Central into Central Minnesota
Sunday Night into Monday...

.A strong storm system will lift northeast from the southern
Plains tonight and Sunday, then move through the area Sunday night
through Monday. Rain is expected to overspread the area on Sunday,
then mix with and change to snow late Sunday afternoon and Monday
evening. Some sleet could briefly mix with the precipitation as
well. Snow may be heavy at times Sunday night into Monday. A
Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the area generally north
and west of a line from Granite Falls through Little Falls,
including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Montevideo, and
Madison. Total snowfall amounts are still somewhat uncertain, but
amounts of at least 3 to 6 inches are expected across most of the
watch area, with a sharp drop off in amounts along the southeast
edge where precipitation is expected to be lighter and in the form
of rain. Amounts may be higher if the changeover to snow occurs
sooner or if the snow is less wet and accumulates more readily. Be
sure to monitor the latest forecasts as some changes in snowfall
totals are expected. In addition to the snow, northeast winds of
10 to 20 mph with higher gusts Sunday night will shift to the
northwest and increase to 15 to 25 mph on Monday with gusts in
excess of 35 mph possible.

Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie,
and Little Falls
334 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017


The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Sunday evening
through Monday evening.

* TIMING...Rain will change to snow late Sunday afternoon into
  Sunday evening. Snow will be heavy at times Sunday night into
  early Monday afternoon.

* MAIN IMPACT...Heavy wet snow will accumulate to 3 to 6 inches,
  with higher amounts possible.

* OTHER IMPACTS...The wet snow will stick to trees and power
  lines, which could lead to some power outages given the gusty
  winds and potential for downed branches.


A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.



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