Weather Forecast


Up to 3 inches of snow today in Willmar, more tonight

Snow was falling Tuesday morning along 28th Ave N.E. in Willmar. Snow is expected to fall across much of west central Minnesota through early Wednesday. Tribune photo by Kelly Boldan.

WILLMAR — Between 1 and 3 inches of snow is expected to fall today in Willmar, with another 2 to 4 inches coming tonight.

According to data already reported to the National Weather Service, 5 inches of snow had fallen at Carlos in Douglas County by 7:12 a.m. Four inches were recorded at Hillman and Little Falls in Morrison County. Closer to Willmar, 1.5 inches was measured in Litchfield and St. Cloud.

The winter storm warning by the Weather Service remains in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday for much of the region. Areas not in the warned area are in an advisory.

The snow will be heavy at times through this evening and will later off late tonight. The heaviest snow accumulations, 6 to 12 inches, are expected from Alexandria to Little Falls to Lake Mille Lacs.

Road conditions across the region are considered difficult, with reduced visibility and slippery conditions. Get more information at

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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