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Up to foot of snow forecast in west central Minn. by Thursday

A Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow turns around Tuesday morning near state Highway 23 in Granite Falls. The snow has already started falling Tuesday morning in the Granite Falls area. Tribune photo by Susan Lunneborg

WILLMAR — All you wishful thinkers, find your boots again — the winter weather system that has arrived this morning could bring up to a foot of snow over the next few days in west central Minnesota.

The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen says the storm will bring several rounds of precipitation, and snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are possible in west central Minnesota by Thursday.

Sleet and freezing rain will mix this morning, transitioning to snow by the afternoon. Final snowfall amounts across the state will depend on how quickly the precipitation changes to snow.

A winter storm warning is in effect through 1 p.m. Thursday from southwest Minnesota across central Minnesota, including Willmar and the area cities of Benson, Montevideo, Olivia and Litchfield.

Susan Lunneborg
Susan Lunneborg is news editor of the West Central Tribune. She joined the staff in Willmar in 1999 and has been a newspaper journalist for more than 20 years. She can be reached directly at the email linked here, but for the most timely response, please send news releases to the Tribune's general news email: news@wctrib.com.
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