Blizzard Warning for Minnesota & South Dakota
A potent spring storm system will move across the region (Todd, Mellette, Bennett, Tripp) today through Thursday, bringing rain, snow, and gusty winds to the area.
Rain will develop across the area today and this evening, then transition to snow late tonight into Wednesday morning. Very heavy snow will then continue through the area during the day Wednesday, gradually ending Wednesday night and Thursday. Breezy northerly winds will result in areas of blowing and drifting snow and significantly reduce visibility at times.
On Thursday morning, winds will become strong with gusts up to 55 mph, mainly near and south of Interstate 90. This will result in extensive blowing and drifting of snow, resulting in zero visibility.
Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 15 to 24 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph Thursday and Thursday night.
Bennett County, Mellette County, Todd County and Tripp County.
From noon MDT /1 PM CDT/ Wednesday to 4 AM MDT /5 AM CDT/ Friday.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Strong winds could cause tree damage.
Instructions: A Blizzard Warning means the combination of snow, blowing snow, and strong winds will create dangerous whiteout conditions. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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