Update: Blustery winds forecast for the remainder of Thursday, region survives Wednesday evening’s December thunderstorm and then a tricky wind night with a flash freeze

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Update: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16

CHANHASSEN — The forecast for the Willmar space for the remainder of the working day is blustery winds, with a slight likelihood of snow. It will be typically sunny later on in the day with the significant about 20 previously mentioned zero.

Overnight it will be largely cloudy with the lows about 9 higher than zero.

Update: 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16

CHANHASSEN — Parts of west central and southern Minnesota incorporates wind gusts close to 45 mph are expected early this morning, in accordance to the Nationwide Temperature Support Twin Metropolitan areas.

The no vacation advisory for west central and southwest Minnesota was lifted as of 5 a.m. Thursday.

A winter season storm warning remains in impact until eventually 10 a.m. Thursday for Pope, Stevens, Douglas and Todd counties in central Minnesota. More snow accumulations of up to one particular inch. Winds gusting as substantial as 50 mph.

Strategy on slippery road conditions in the area. Patchy blowing snow could significantly lower visibility, according to the temperature company.

No further dangerous temperature is forecast for west central Minnesota Friday by means of the weekend.

Update: 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16

WILLMAR, Minn. – (5:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no journey advisory on point out highways in the subsequent twelve southwest Minnesota counties: Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, and Yellow Medication.

MnDOT snowplow operators are doing the job challenging to strengthen road conditions nevertheless, travelers ought to use warning as streets are totally snow lined. Strong winds and blowing snow could build intermittent whiteout problems and slippery places.

Safe winter driving suggestions

  1. Don’t drive distracted.
  2. Say alert for snowplows which turn or exit usually and could vacation over centerlines or partly in traffic to even more improve highway disorders.
  3. Stay again at least 10 car or truck lengths guiding the plow really do not travel into a snow cloud.
  4. Slow down to a risk-free pace for present-day problems.
  5. Flip your headlights on (not just the computerized environment) and use your seat belt.
  6. Switch off the cruise management.
  7. Be affected individual and recall snowplows are functioning to increase street ailments for your excursion.
A photo from a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, along U.S. Highway 71 a few miles north of Olivia, Minnesota.
Source / Mn511

A photo from a Minnesota Office of Transportation snowplow at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, along U.S. Freeway 71 a number of miles north of Olivia, Minnesota.
Supply / Mn511

Update 1:09 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16

A photo from a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow at 1:09 a.m.  Thursday, Dec. 16, on U.S. Highway 71, between WIllmar and Minnesota Highway 7.
Source / MnDOT

A photograph from a Minnesota Office of Transportation snowplow at 1:09 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, on U.S. Freeway 71, amongst WIllmar and Minnesota Freeway 7.
Source / MnDOT

Update: 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16

No vacation is now encouraged in 12 southwest Minnesota counties owing to small to zero visibility, in accordance to a Minnesota Section of Transportation’s District 8 tweet.

This involves Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, and Yellow Medication counties..

No Journey Recommended indicates that the roadway has deteriorated and/or visibility has been decreased to the stage that it is very harmful to vacation there are reports of intermittent whiteout situations and, some temperature situations can be serious ample that road therapies, such as salt or sand, are not helpful.

Motorists are encouraged not to journey in these counties till situations boost afterwards Thursday morning.

Go to http://511mn.org.

As of 12:15 a.m. Thursday, no travel is advised in parts of west central and southwest Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's District 8 advisory.
Source / MnDOT District 8

As of 12:15 a.m. Thursday, no vacation is advised in parts of west central and southwest Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Section of Transportation’s District 8 advisory.
Resource / MnDOT District 8

Update 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

A radar update for the Countrywide Temperature Provider in Aberdeen, South Dakota, implies ice accumulations of up to .10″ is achievable over much jap South Dakota and west central Minnesota, prior to freezing rain modifications to all snow. Hard to unsafe driving problems expected arriving tonight thanks to freezing rain, as nicely as snow and blowing snow.

Update: 7 p.m. Wednesday: A video clip look at of December thunderstorms and lightning Wednesday evening on the lookout westward from Fairway Generate NE in north Willmar.

Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday

WILLMAR — There is a winter season climate advisory in result in a lot of west central Minnesota, such as Kandiyohi, Meeker, Yellow Medication, Renville and Redwood counties from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, in accordance to the National Weather Support Twin Metropolitan areas in Chanhassen.

Mixed precipitation is envisioned with total snow accumulations of up to a person inch and a light-weight glaze of ice accumulation.

Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are achievable. The substantial wind gusts will lead to reduced visibility and dangerous journey tonight.

A flash freeze on roadways on other surfaces is very likely as rain this night speedily transitions to a wintry combine and temperatures plummet into the teens.

A great deal of southern and eastern Minnesota is struggling with elevated wind speeds throughout the evening and diminishing after daybreak Thursday morning.

Beneath is far more weather conditions information, up to date as situational details improvements:

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