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Winds kick up a bit of snow Friday afternoon in the Willmar Lakes Area

Blowing snow was apparent in west central Minnesota Friday afternoon, but road conditions in northwest Minnesota were near zero visibility from much of the afternoon.

A trash can sits in the middle of 15th Avenue Northwest as heavy winds make for whiteout conditions in areas of Willmar Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
A trash can sits in the middle of 15th Avenue Northwest as heavy winds make for whiteout conditions in areas of Willmar Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Minnesota's blizzard winds kicked up some blowing snow Friday afternoon in the Willmar Lakes Area.

Fortunately, the winds in the area did not reach the strong wind and white conditions that raged across much of central and northwestern Minnesota throughout Friday afternoon.

A man walks along South Mall Street as winds blow freshly-fallen snow around on the ground in Willmar Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
A man walks along South Mall Street as winds blow freshly-fallen snow around on the ground in Willmar Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Blowing snow is illuminated by the afternoon sun in downtown Willmar on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Blowing snow is illuminated by the afternoon sun in downtown Willmar on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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