Winter isn’t Done With Us Yet – More April Snow on the Way
The warning is in effect from Friday through Saturday evening. Strong winds and several inches of snow are possible in the watch area. Travel could become very difficult and dangerous Friday night and Saturday.
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...Rain will change to snow from west to east on Friday evening, with blizzard conditions expected by later on Friday night. There could be a brief period of freezing rain over southwestern MN early Friday evening, with light ice accumulation possible before changing over to all snow by mid evening. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Snowfall rates could average 1 to 2 inches per hour on Friday night into Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 17 inches. * WHERE...Portions of east central and southeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. * WHEN...From 7 PM Friday to 7 PM CDT Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.