More snow expected, roads difficult, winds to pick up
By: Forum Communications Co. report, The Jamestown Sun
WILLMAR, Minn. – The National Weather Service is predicting up to 8 more inches of snow and gusty north winds today in west central Minnesota, adding to 2 inches of snow accumulation already.
As of about 8:30 a.m., 7.5 inches of snow had fallen in Willmar, according to one weather observer for the weather service.
As of 5 a.m. today, the NWS had expanded the winter storm warning to the South Dakota border, adding several western counties.
The warning remains in effect through 6 a.m. Tuesday for west-central Minnesota and through noon Tuesday for the Twin Cities and south central Minnesota.
The weather service expects 6 to 8 inches of additional snow in areas south and west of Willmar, with another 4 to 6 inches expected along the Interstate 94 corridor and the Twin Cities.
Road conditions are difficult in most of the region, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Transportations 511mn.org site. Road conditions are slippery and icy, with blowing snow and low visibility.
Get more information by going to http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/ and get road condition information at www.511mn.org.
The West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., is owned by Forum Communications Co.