WCT Weather Live - Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

A collection of weather-related tweets and other information concerning the approaching storm of Jan. 2-3, 2023.

Blowing snow
Snow continued to blow along Minnesota Highway 23 south of Raymond in this undated West Central Tribune file photo.
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WILLMAR — The National Weather Service Saturday afternoon issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of west central Minnesota, effective from Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon.

A major storm will move onshore over California through Saturday night and into the Great Basin on Sunday with areas of gusty winds, heavy rain, and mountain snow, according to the Weather Service. As it pushes east Monday into Tuesday, the Rockies and central to northern Plains will receive a wintry mix along with gusty winds.

Heavy mixed precipitation is possible in portions of Minnesota during the Monday-Tuesday time period. The total snow accumulations of 6 to 11 inches and ice accumulations of one to one-tenth of an inch is possible in central, south central, southwest and west central Minnesota, according to the Weather Service.

Kelly Boldan has been editor of West Central Tribune and in Willmar, Minnesota, since October 2001. He joined Forum Communications Co. in November 1998 as editor of the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer.
Boldan can be reached via email: or telephone: 320-214-4331.
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