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Watches & Warnings

Blizzard Warning
Issued: 6:58 PM CST Jan. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight CST

* what... conditions are improving, though strong winds combined
with light falling snow continue along with snow already
received through the day continues to result in travel being
very dangerous. Additional snow accumulations of up to two
inches are expected.

* Where... Watonwan, Blue Earth, Martin and Faribault counties.

* When... until midnight CST tonight.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause
whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of
the snow is likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest Road conditions for
Minnesota can be found at 511mn.Org and for Wisconsin at
511wi.Gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.

Public Information Statement
Issued: 8:08 PM CST Jan. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Snowfall reports since 5 PM across parts of
southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin...

Location amount provider
2 NE Owatonna 17.0 in public
Prior Lake 15.5 in public
Owatonna 15.0 in public
Owatonna 13.5 in trained spotter
Mankato 13.0 in broadcast media
Madelia 12.0 in trained spotter
3 S Falcon Heights 12.0 in public
4 S Clear Lake 11.5 in cocorahs
4 WSW Rosemount 11.0 in trained spotter
Hudson 11.0 in public
4 NE Burnsville 10.5 in cocorahs
Rosemount 10.0 in public
3 E Hudson 9.8 in trained spotter
3 S Maplewood 9.8 in public
Ladysmith 9.5 in public
1 ESE Fridley 9.3 in public
Minneapolis St. Paul Airport 9.3 in official NWS obs
1 W Richfield 9.3 in public
1 ESE Fridley 9.3 in storm chaser
Cottage Grove 9.0 in public
2 NE Eden Prairie 9.0 in public
Cottage Grove 9.0 in public
Hudson 9.0 in public
2 SW Minneapolis 8.4 in NWS employee
1 NNW north St. Paul 8.3 in cocorahs
Geneva 8.3 in public
1 SSE Blue Earth 8.2 in co-op observer
1 E Edina 8.0 in cocorahs
2 NE Minneapolis 8.0 in cocorahs
1 NNE Ridgeland 8.0 in co-op observer
2 W Maple Grove 7.9 in trained spotter
west St. Paul 7.6 in public
2 NW Plymouth 7.5 in trained spotter
1 NNE Lake Elmo 7.0 in public
2 NNE Chaska 7.0 in cocorahs
Haugen 7.0 in trained spotter
1 NW Golden Valley 6.9 in public
Chanhassen NWS 6.0 in official NWS obs
Blaine 4.0 in public
Twin Lakes 3.0 in public
2 WNW Dayton 2.5 in public
1 NE Redwood Falls 1.5 in co-op observer

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

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