Snow & Wind Prompt Watches & Warnings for Central Minnesota
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for most of Minnesota, including Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties through Noon today. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for extreme Southwestern Minnesota, where whiteout conditions are occurring.
Snow is a continued possibility in St. Cloud mainly before Noon, accompanied by winds gusting as high as 45 mph -- causing considerable blowing and drifting, causing poor visibilities and slippery roads.
From the National Weather Service this morning: Strong northwest winds and light snow will create areas of blowing and drifting snow through midday today. The most susceptible areas to blowing snow and whiteout conditions are over southwest and south central Minnesota, where wind gusts near 50 mph are possible.