Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Warnings: A breakdown by county

Wind chills as low as 40 below zero. For the Winter Weather Advisory, light snow and blowing snow expected.

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 6:11 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2020 10:30 AM

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Light snow and Blowing Snow Heading In This Afternoon, Followed By Very Cold Wind Chills... .An incoming Arctic cold front will move in this afternoon bringing with it light snow and increasingly strong and gusty northwest winds. These winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow across open, unsheltered areas of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Hazardous conditions will likely develop due to reduced visibility and slippery roadways. Much colder temperatures then filter in tonight through Friday, which will result in wind chills ranging from -20 to -35 degrees. Any residual moisture left on roadways may freeze and create icy conditions as well. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to midnight CST tonight. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Patchy blowing snow will reduce visibility, impacting the evening commute. The bitter cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will quickly fall this afternoon and night. Wet or slushly roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wind Chill Advisory
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Carroll; Crawford; Greene; Grundy

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blowing Snow and Dangerous Cold Ahead... .A strong Arctic cold front will pass through the state this afternoon and evening. Strong northwest winds and light snow immediately behind the front may lead to areas of blowing snow over northern Iowa, including the potential for near-blizzard conditions in northwest Iowa where recent snowfall has occurred. Rapidly falling temperatures will also accompany the front, which could lead to a flash freeze if local roads are wet or slushy. Bitter cold temperatures and breezy winds combine to drop wind chill values to dangerously cold levels late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, light snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to midnight tonight. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to noon Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will plummet and it is possible that wet or slushy roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Carroll; Crawford; Greene; Grundy

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blowing Snow and Dangerous Cold Ahead... .A strong Arctic cold front will pass through the state this afternoon and evening. Strong northwest winds and light snow immediately behind the front may lead to areas of blowing snow over northern Iowa, including the potential for near-blizzard conditions in northwest Iowa where recent snowfall has occurred. Rapidly falling temperatures will also accompany the front, which could lead to a flash freeze if local roads are wet or slushy. Bitter cold temperatures and breezy winds combine to drop wind chill values to dangerously cold levels late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, light snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to midnight tonight. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to noon Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will plummet and it is possible that wet or slushy roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blowing Snow and Dangerous Cold Ahead... .A strong Arctic cold front will pass through the state this afternoon and evening. Strong northwest winds and light snow immediately behind the front may lead to areas of blowing snow over northern Iowa, including the potential for near-blizzard conditions in northwest Iowa where recent snowfall has occurred. Rapidly falling temperatures will also accompany the front, which could lead to a flash freeze if local roads are wet or slushy. Bitter cold temperatures and breezy winds combine to drop wind chill values to dangerously cold levels late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero. For the Winter Weather Advisory, light snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will create areas of blowing snow and possible near- blizzard conditions at times.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to midnight tonight. For the Wind Chill Warning, from midnight tonight to noon Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will plummet and it is possible that wet or slushy roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wind Chill Warning
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blowing Snow and Dangerous Cold Ahead... .A strong Arctic cold front will pass through the state this afternoon and evening. Strong northwest winds and light snow immediately behind the front may lead to areas of blowing snow over northern Iowa, including the potential for near-blizzard conditions in northwest Iowa where recent snowfall has occurred. Rapidly falling temperatures will also accompany the front, which could lead to a flash freeze if local roads are wet or slushy. Bitter cold temperatures and breezy winds combine to drop wind chill values to dangerously cold levels late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero. For the Winter Weather Advisory, light snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will create areas of blowing snow and possible near- blizzard conditions at times.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to midnight tonight. For the Wind Chill Warning, from midnight tonight to noon Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will plummet and it is possible that wet or slushy roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wind Chill Advisory
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Light snow and Blowing Snow Heading In This Afternoon, Followed By Very Cold Wind Chills... .An incoming Arctic cold front will move in this afternoon bringing with it light snow and increasingly strong and gusty northwest winds. These winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow across open, unsheltered areas of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Hazardous conditions will likely develop due to reduced visibility and slippery roadways. Much colder temperatures then filter in tonight through Friday, which will result in wind chills ranging from -20 to -35 degrees. Any residual moisture left on roadways may freeze and create icy conditions as well. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to midnight CST tonight. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Patchy blowing snow will reduce visibility, impacting the evening commute. The bitter cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will quickly fall this afternoon and night. Wet or slushly roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Light snow and Blowing Snow Heading In This Afternoon, Followed By Very Cold Wind Chills... .An incoming Arctic cold front will move in this afternoon bringing with it light snow and increasingly strong and gusty northwest winds. These winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow across open, unsheltered areas of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Hazardous conditions will likely develop due to reduced visibility and slippery roadways. Much colder temperatures then filter in tonight through Friday, which will result in wind chills ranging from -20 to -35 degrees. Any residual moisture left on roadways may freeze and create icy conditions as well. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to midnight CST tonight. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Patchy blowing snow will reduce visibility, impacting the evening commute. The bitter cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will quickly fall this afternoon and night. Wet or slushly roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wind Chill Advisory
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Light snow and Blowing Snow Heading In This Afternoon, Followed By Very Cold Wind Chills... .An incoming Arctic cold front will move in this afternoon bringing with it light snow and increasingly strong and gusty northwest winds. These winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow across open, unsheltered areas of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Hazardous conditions will likely develop due to reduced visibility and slippery roadways. Much colder temperatures then filter in tonight through Friday, which will result in wind chills ranging from -20 to -35 degrees. Any residual moisture left on roadways may freeze and create icy conditions as well. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to midnight CST tonight. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Patchy blowing snow will reduce visibility, impacting the evening commute. The bitter cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will quickly fall this afternoon and night. Wet or slushly roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wind Chill Warning
Areas Affected: Franklin; Hamilton; Hardin; Webster; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blowing Snow and Dangerous Cold Ahead... .A strong Arctic cold front will pass through the state this afternoon and evening. Strong northwest winds and light snow immediately behind the front may lead to areas of blowing snow over northern Iowa, including the potential for near-blizzard conditions in northwest Iowa where recent snowfall has occurred. Rapidly falling temperatures will also accompany the front, which could lead to a flash freeze if local roads are wet or slushy. Bitter cold temperatures and breezy winds combine to drop wind chill values to dangerously cold levels late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero. For the Winter Weather Advisory, light snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of west central and north central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to midnight tonight. For the Wind Chill Warning, from midnight tonight to noon Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will plummet and it is possible that wet or slushy roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Franklin; Hamilton; Hardin; Webster; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blowing Snow and Dangerous Cold Ahead... .A strong Arctic cold front will pass through the state this afternoon and evening. Strong northwest winds and light snow immediately behind the front may lead to areas of blowing snow over northern Iowa, including the potential for near-blizzard conditions in northwest Iowa where recent snowfall has occurred. Rapidly falling temperatures will also accompany the front, which could lead to a flash freeze if local roads are wet or slushy. Bitter cold temperatures and breezy winds combine to drop wind chill values to dangerously cold levels late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero. For the Winter Weather Advisory, light snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of west central and north central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to midnight tonight. For the Wind Chill Warning, from midnight tonight to noon Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will plummet and it is possible that wet or slushy roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wind Chill Advisory
Areas Affected: Freeborn; Goodhue; Rice; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN WESTERN MINNESOTA TODAY... ... DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... .A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for portions of west central and southwest Minnesota starting this morning, and continuing through the afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory continues east of the Blizzard Warning for blowing snow and possible near- blizzard conditions at times, as well as the potential for flash freezing roadways and surfaces as temperatures plummet this afternoon behind an Arctic front. Wind Chill Warnings remain in effect for west central through southwestern Minnesota, and have been extended farther east into central and south-central Minnesota. Wind Chill Advisories remain in place for east central Minnesota, southeast Minnesota and west- central Wisconsin Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Confidence remains high based on upstream observations that blizzard conditions will develop this morning and afternoon across portions of west central and southwest Minnesota, mainly west of a Morris to Redwood Falls to St. James line. East of the blizzard warning, winds will be lighter and visibilities are not expected to drop to blizzard criteria, but areas of blowing snow and periods of near- blizzard conditions remain possible during a few hours of light snow later this morning and afternoon. Plummeting temperatures this afternoon and evening may lead to flash freezing of this light snow on roadways and surfaces, with impacts to the evening commute expected. In addition to the blizzard conditions, temperatures will drop off sharply behind the Arctic front. Wind chill values will drop to 25 to 30 degrees below zero by this afternoon in west central Minnesota, with wind chills of 35 to 40 degrees below zero likely by the evening. These dangerous wind chills will continue into mid- morning Thursday. In eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin, wind chills will drop to between 25 and 35 degrees below zero late Wednesday night through Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero.

* WHERE...Rice, Goodhue, Waseca, Steele and Freeborn Counties.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to 9 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to 10 AM CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Freeborn; Goodhue; Rice; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN WESTERN MINNESOTA TODAY... ... DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... .A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for portions of west central and southwest Minnesota starting this morning, and continuing through the afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory continues east of the Blizzard Warning for blowing snow and possible near- blizzard conditions at times, as well as the potential for flash freezing roadways and surfaces as temperatures plummet this afternoon behind an Arctic front. Wind Chill Warnings remain in effect for west central through southwestern Minnesota, and have been extended farther east into central and south-central Minnesota. Wind Chill Advisories remain in place for east central Minnesota, southeast Minnesota and west- central Wisconsin Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Confidence remains high based on upstream observations that blizzard conditions will develop this morning and afternoon across portions of west central and southwest Minnesota, mainly west of a Morris to Redwood Falls to St. James line. East of the blizzard warning, winds will be lighter and visibilities are not expected to drop to blizzard criteria, but areas of blowing snow and periods of near- blizzard conditions remain possible during a few hours of light snow later this morning and afternoon. Plummeting temperatures this afternoon and evening may lead to flash freezing of this light snow on roadways and surfaces, with impacts to the evening commute expected. In addition to the blizzard conditions, temperatures will drop off sharply behind the Arctic front. Wind chill values will drop to 25 to 30 degrees below zero by this afternoon in west central Minnesota, with wind chills of 35 to 40 degrees below zero likely by the evening. These dangerous wind chills will continue into mid- morning Thursday. In eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin, wind chills will drop to between 25 and 35 degrees below zero late Wednesday night through Thursday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero.

* WHERE...Rice, Goodhue, Waseca, Steele and Freeborn Counties.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 PM this afternoon to 9 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to 10 AM CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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