Weekend Storm: Friday, 8pm Update

December 10, 2010 2 Comments

First, if you’re out and about between now and Midnight, beware of freezing rain across southern Minnesota. Primarily, the southern 3 rows of counties.

This afternoon’s model runs reassured me a bit in regard to storm track. Here’s the latest best guess on snowfall amounts across our viewing area. I reserve the right to¬†update these snowfall totals after this evening’s model runs come across the wire.

Here is a graphic of National Weather Service headlines issued from the offices of La Crosse, Chanhassen, and Des Moines.

Note the location of the Blizzard Warning. While all of southern Minnesota and much of north Iowa may realize blizzard conditions (less than 1/4 mile visibility due to blowing snow and 35mph winds for 3 hours or more), the worst for Saturday into Sunday morning looks to be in south-central Minnesota and north-central Iowa. If you must travel Saturday, beware of these expected, poor travel conditions and prepare accordingly. Merely for the sake of prognostication, I would fully expect portions of Minnesota and Iowa interstates to get shut down sometime Saturday into Sunday morning due to blizzard conditions. This has little to do with the actual amount of snow as it does the sustained speed of the wind combined with any snow that will fall.

As of right now, we’re planning on hosting a live blog Saturday, beginning at 7am, at kttc.com. We’ll have updates on-air on KTTC in the afternoon to evening hours as necessary, as the storm is expected to worsen.

More updates to come…

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  1. Mary Hjermstad says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated. The cities kinda forget about us in SE Goodhue Co!

  2. scott says:

    just wondering what the storm track has done? did it shift north or south from original path

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