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Winter storm warning issued for portions of west central Minnesota

A long-duration snowfall event running well into Tuesday will impact travel across the region.

A National Weather Service map.
Monday's (Feb. 21, 2022) snowfall will be focused along a west-to-east band from central Minnesota to northern Wisconsin, according to the National Weather Service. Areas under this band could see an additional 4-8 inches. Snow will gradually spread across the region later in the day, with an icy mix possible to the south along I-90.
Map courtesy of National Weather Service
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CHANHASSEN, Minn. — A winter storm warning has been issued for portions of west central and central Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service.

A long-duration snowfall event will cause travel impacts across the region through Tuesday. The heaviest snowfall amounts will be found along an east to west line across central Minnesota and into Wisconsin, namely along and north of a line from Madison to St. Cloud to Hayward, Wisconsin.

Storm Tracker forecast Tuesday: Snow for west central Minnesota today

Snowfall amounts in this region are likely to be in the 10- to 14-inch range, with locally higher amounts possible. After a break later Monday evening, additional snow will develop overnight and Tuesday.

A broad swatch of snow will develop later tonight and persist through Tuesday afternoon for all of central and southern Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Most locations will see 4 to 6 inches of snow tonight through Tuesday.

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There is a chance of freezing drizzle to develop across parts of southern Minnesota this evening before the snow commences.

Travel impacts can be expected through Tuesday and could be very difficult. Northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph will lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Please plan for extra travel time to reach your destination.

The latest road conditions can be found online at 511mn.org or by calling 511.

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