NICOLLET COUNTY (TEC News), December 3 – A winter storm warning was issued this morning that will run from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulations around 6 inches. Drivers are asked to be cautious late tonight and in the early morning as winds are also expected to pick up. For more information, visit 3Enews.net.
Original Report from NWS
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: AROUND 6 INCHES. * TIMING: OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW TODAY WILL BECOME STEADIER TONIGHT AND HEAVY AT TIMES BY WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY EVENING. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE AND BECOME GUSTY WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. * IMPACTS: TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND DANGEROUS ON WEDNESDAY. THE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON COMMUTES ARE EXPECTED TO BE GREATLY IMPACTED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.