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February 28, 2012 06:27 AM

Storm Center Update - Tuesday AM

 

 

Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings, and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for KELOLAND Tuesday.  Some of the advisories and warnings last into Wednesday morning for eastern KELOLAND.

We’re already seeing signs of our next winter storm this morning with a wintry mix in northwest Iowa.  As the system continues to get closer, east and southeast winds will be on the increase.  The southeast winds will help warm temperatures in southeast KELOLAND.  The warmer temps will eventually lead to areas of rain and freezing rain along and south of Interstate 90 later this morning from Mitchell to Jackson, MN.  North of that area to Highway 14, will be a wintry mix.  That wintry mix will eventually become freezing rain and plain rain by noon.  North of Highway 14 is the best chance for snow.  The snow will start closer to noon, with heavier snow likely toward sunset.  Along with the snow, wind will be a problem.  Strong easterly winds will increase during the day at fifteen to thirty miles per hour.  These winds will lead to blowing snow and reduced visibilities.  The best chance for heavy snow (8” or more by Wednesday morning) will be north of Highway 14.  I’d say from Rapid City, Pierre, to Watertown and north.  The main portion of the storm (the time of heaviest precipitation) will move through eastern KELOLAND from 6pm Tuesday to 6am Wednesday.  As the system leaves, strong winds will be from the north at twenty to thirty-five miles per hour.  The strong north winds on Wednesday will also lead to more areas of blowing snow, use caution when traveling over the next couple of days.

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