Even more weather misery; wind chill advisory, gusty winds, blowing snow
WILLMAR — There is no end in sight to the cold, windy weather conditions in west central Minnesota.
The National Weather Service has issued wind chill advisories for all of Minnesota and Wisconsin, most of Iowa and North Dakota and portions of Illinois and South Dakota. The first advisory was issued last night and continues until 10 a.m. this morning and the second advisory is from 9 p.m. tonight to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Forecasters expected wind chills from 25 to 30 below this morning and from 25 to 35 below late tonight into Wednesday morning.
The winds will also create blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility across much of southern and central Minnesota, including some whiteout conditions.
As of 8:45 a.m., it was 8 below in Willmar with a 25 below wind chill. Today’s high temperature is expected to be 5 degrees above, with patchy blowing snow after 11 a.m. and wind chills down to 25 below. Winds will be 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Tonight, there will be blustery winds from 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph, creating wind chills down to 35 below. And, the temperature will be 15 below zero.
Wednesday will be sunny and 18 degrees, but with west southwest winds from 25 to 30 mph, gusts to 40 mph, keeping wind chills around 34 below.
The high temperatures for Thursday, Friday and Saturday range from 2 above to 3 below zero, with low temperatures around 16 below zero. There is a 20 percent chance of snow from Saturday through Monday.