Weather Alerts for Scott County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Watch  WINTER STORM WATCH   Winter Storm Watch
SCOTT COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Le Sueur - Nicollet - Renville - Rice - Scott - Sibley - Yellow Medicine
Effective: Mon, Jan 23 8:56 pm Updated: Tue 1:00 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed, Jan 25 6:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY...
.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. HEAVY SNOW OF
8 TO 10 INCHES IS FORECAST FOR THIS AREA WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
ALONG THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST TUESDAY
NIGHT WHEN SNOWFALL RATES UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE.
SNOWFALL WILL TAPER OFF BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BUT GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL LEAD TO A THREAT FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOW
ON ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY FROM BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL
MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE CAUTION, AND
TRAVEL ONLY IF NECESSARY.
IN ADDITION, A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS
OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN TUESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 8 INCHES IS
POSSIBLE ACROSS THIS AREA BUT THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY IN THE
EXACT AMOUNTS. AN UPGRADE TO A WINTER STORM WARNING IS POSSIBLE
IF FORECAST CONFIDENCE INCREASES.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE AND
THIS COULD LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL
* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY

Information:
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.