iciness storm strikes throughout Midwest, Minnesota braces for snow - KSTP

The busy conclusion of 2022 continues into the start of 2023, as another wintry weather storm is moving across the Midwest. Snow is probably going across the dual Cities Monday evening via Tuesday. Ice accumulations are doubtless south of the metro during the I-ninety hall.


A iciness Storm Warning is in impact from southwest Minnesota throughout the Twin Cities metro, and into western Wisconsin. This begins Monday afternoon and continues via Tuesday night. An Ice Storm Warning is in effect in southern Minnesota from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. just a few counties in valuable Minnesota and western Wisconsin are below a wintry weather climate Advisory Monday evening through Tuesday night.


Some scattered snow showers are viable on Monday afternoon, primarily from the dual Cities to the south. In southern Minnesota, there could be some freezing drizzle mixing with the snow. Any precipitation would be very easy through about 6:00 p.m. Monday.

starting Monday evening, snow will turn into frequent in the wintry weather Storm Warning via Monday evening. this is also when freezing rain is probably going along the I-90 corridor. Most ice accumulations can be between sundown Monday and break of day Tuesday.

Heavy snow is likely within the Twin Cities metro Tuesday morning, then taper to lighter snow within the afternoon. On and off gentle snow showers proceed Tuesday nighttime, finally coming to an end Wednesday morning.


The heaviest snow is probably going from southwest Minnesota into the west metro. 8 to 12 inches are feasible in these areas. The south and east metro totals could be anyplace from four to 8 inches. Any freezing rain mixing in might retain snow totals on the reduce conclusion of that range. There may be a sharp reduce-off on the north and south side of the heaviest snow. Totals could be over 8 inches in St. Cloud, then most effective an inch or two round Brainerd.

Ice accumulations may well be massive in components of southern Minnesota. up to 0.25″ of ice is feasible from Owatonna to Rochester, south into Iowa. As at all times, ice could make driving very complicated to unhealthy at times, but it can also cause power outages. when you are in the Ice Storm Warning, retain this in intellect as you put together for the storm.

WHAT may still exchange?

The forecast self assurance is excessive for heavy snow in southwest Minnesota. there is additionally excessive confidence in ice accumulations closer to the I-ninety hall. The difficult part of this forecast is the place the alternate from freezing rain to snow will take place. here's why snow totals in the Twin Cities might nevertheless exchange as we get nearer to Tuesday. Regardless, any mixture of snow and ice will nonetheless be disruptive Monday night through Tuesday.

a way to prepare

beginning considering limiting travel on Tuesday, chiefly if you have been planning on driving through southern or southwestern Minnesota. when you have an appointment scheduled, consider rescheduling. Even knowledgeable iciness drivers would have problems with this an awful lot ice.

fogeys, have a plan if youngsters need to reside domestic from college on Tuesday.

if you have the time on Monday, be sure you've got fuel for the snowblower, and that you've got sufficient sand and/or salt.


Minnesota's climate Authority will continue to update the forecast earlier than the storm on Monday and may take you via it on Tuesday. that you may all the time get the latest updates on KSTP.com and the KSTP cell App.

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