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Cold Front, Wind Sweep in Weather Advisory for St. Michael

Snow and blowing snow could make travel dangerous on President's Day here.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Winter Weather Advsiory for the St. Michael and Albertville area as a system is expected to clip the western metro on President's Day. 

The National Weather Service predicts wind and light snow could make travel treacherous tomorrow afternoon and evening as the cold front sweeps down into Central Minnesota and, eventually, the Twin Cities. 

According to the statement:

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING: BLOWING SNOW WILL BEGIN MONDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.

* MAIN IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS... BLOWING SNOW... AND FALLING TEMPERATURES COULD AFFECT TRAVEL.

* SNOW TOTALS: 1 TO 2 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING... ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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... STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.A POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION MONDAY AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH... WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH ALONG WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL FOLLOW THIS COLD FRONT. A DEEP SNOW PACK IS ALREADY IN PLACE ACROSS WESTERN MINNESOTA... SO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. THIS COULD LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES... ESPECIALLY IN OUTLYING AREAS. IN ADDITION... TEMPERATURES WILL FALL THROUGHOUT THE DAY... SO THE BLOWING SNOW MAY LEAD TO SLICK SPOTS ON ROADWAYS.

A more significant storm looks like it's on the way for Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned to St. Michael Patch for any weather updates. 

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Rick February 18, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Great article Mike, Thanks!
Mike Schoemer (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM
No problem, Rick

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