Early this evening weather conditions reported around the upper Midwest show that the snow and wind have eased off a bit. Visibilities in snow and blowing have improved slightly in west central Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas.
Periods of heavy snow and blowing snow will continue overnight in the Red River Valley. As the surface low pressure travels further away from Minnesota later tonight, winds are expected to gust once again to better than 30 mph. Cold temperatures will take hold statewide by morning.
Brisk winds and cold temperatures will greet you as you head out on New Year’s morning.
All the best in 2011. May the wind always be at your back.