Storm lingers over Stevens County, with three to five inches of new snow expected by Tuesday morning. Total accumulations range between seven and 12 inches and high winds will make travel difficult "
A Winter Storm Warning for the Stevens County area continues, with three to five inches of snow expected by Tuesday morning as a weather system slowly crawls out of the region.
The National Weather Service on Monday morning stated that snowfalls will increase in intensity in the morning and gradually taper off overnight. The warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Since Thursday, the West Central Research and Outreach Center reports snowfall totals in the Morris area at eight inches, including almost five inches of snow from Saturday to Sunday.
Total storm snowfall amounts by Tuesday morning are expected between seven and 12 inches. Gusty north winds also could result in areas of blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility.
The NWS suggests that if you must travel, carry a flashlight, food and water in case of an emergency.
To receive Instant Alerts via phone, mobile phone or email from Stevens County Emergency Management, visit www.envoyprofiles.com/STEVENSCOUNTY/ and enter your information.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 9 a.m. to midnight today. A Blizzard wanring is in effect from midnight tonight to noon Saturday "THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.
* TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.
* MAIN IMPACTS...4 TO 9 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CAUSING VISIBILITY OF ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.
* OTHER IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL.
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. " UPDATE: Highway 28 closed from Sauk Centre to South Dakota border
Hazardous driving conditions are reported on roads in western Minnesota, including a section of state Highway 28 near Morris that has been closed.
By: Tribune staff report, West Central Tribune Published December 31 2010 "Hazardous driving conditions are reported on roads in western Minnesota, including Minnesota Highway 28, which has been closed from Sauk Centre to the South Dakota border.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, travel is not advised because of drifting snow.
Earlier Friday, Highway 28 was closed between state Highway 9 in Morris to state Highway 114 because of drifting snow.
Plows also have been pulled from several western Minnesota counties, including Stevens County.
MnDOT is also reporting hazardous driving conditions on U.S. Highway 59 near Appleton, between state Highway 119 and state Highway 7.
For more information about road and travel conditions, go to: www.511mn.org"