FOR FREEBORN COUNTY...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO NOON CST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Martin and Faribault Counties. * WHEN...From 6 AM Wednesday to noon CST Thursday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant drifting will occur due to the heavy snow totals and strong winds. Drifts may be several feet deep.
Monster Snowstorm Arrives in Minnesota Late Tuesda(Chanhassen, MN) —
The first wave of a major winter storm that could dump up to two feet of snow in southern and central Minnesota is expected to arrive later today (Tuesday). Nick Carletta with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen says the second round — Wednesday afternoon into Thursday — will bring heavier snow. Carletta says that’s where we could be seeing some much higher wind speeds as well, and we could see significant blowing and drifting, especially in rural areas that could lead to even more significant travel impacts. Winter storm warnings are posted for parts of central, southern and southeastern Minnesota – while there are blizzard warnings for the western and southwest areas of the state. There’s a winter weather advisory up north.
>>Airlines Issuing Snowstorm Travel Waivers to MSP Air Passengers
(Minneapolis, MN) — Airlines are issuing travel waivers to those flying to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in advance of this week’s monster snowstorm. Delta, Sun Country, Southwest and United have announced waivers as the state is expected to be hit by a storm system that could produce up to two feet of snow in some areas. The weather waivers will allow travelers to change flights and avoid the storm without paying fees or large fare differences. Those who wish to cancel rather than reschedule will be given credit towards a future flight that is good for a year.