Cuming County Included In Weekend Blizzard Warning

NWS Issues Blizzard Warning for Southwest Minnesota

NWS Issues Blizzard Warning for Southwest Minnesota

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Most of the snowfall accumulations will be north and west of St. Joseph. The big question is, how far northwest will the snow get?

Blizzard conditions several closed major highways in western Kansas on Saturday afternoon. Of course, this is where the metro sits. "From Council Bluffs and Atlantic to Carroll, Jefferson, Fort Dodge and Algona over 8" of snow are possible.

"Strong northwest winds will develop during the day Sunday, which could lead to blowing and drifting snow, which could result in reduced visibilities, particularly over northwest Wisconsin".

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Forecasters say a ground blizzard is expected through Sunday evening with whiteout conditions likely in open country and rural areas. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour producing significant blowing and drifting of snow. Officials also fear high winds could cause tree damage and lead to power outages as temperatures drop below freezing.

Milder and drier weather will begin to return to Colorado Sunday with highs in the 40s for Denver.

The weekend is shaping up to be messy weather-wise, and it will start Saturday morning.

Another surge of moisture moves in Saturday evening and night. Snow arrives, especially after midnight with winds increasing. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely unsafe.

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