Weather Forecast


Busy holiday travel a sure bet, snow a good bet

WILLMAR -- Weather forecasters are advising that snow and bitter cold appear to be on their way just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen reports that current computer models hint at the possibility of a couple inches of snow in Minnesota on Wednesday as the holiday travel beings. There is a possibility for a greater snow event in eastern Great Lakes and Eastern seaboard on Thanksgiving, according to early forecasts.

Minnesota will likely experience its coldest Thanksgiving in 20 years, with highs projected only in the teens. The cold air is expected to stay put through the holiday weekend.

People will be doing anything but staying put. Officials at the Mineapolis-St. Paul International Airport reported today that they anticipate a 5 to 7 percent increase in people traveling through the airport this Thanksgiving than last year.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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