The center of low pressure is in an ideal location for a prolonged period of heavy snow in central Minnesota and Wisconsin. Up to 20 inches of snow can be expected in some spots by late this afternoon.
Blizzard conditions are likely into the evening hours.
About the blogger
Craig Edwards began his forecasting career with the National Weather Service in 1972 and served for 15 years as the chief meteorologist in the Twin Cities for NOAA, retiring in 2006. He’s been the game day meteorologist for the Minnesota Twins since baseball moved outdoors at Target Field in 2010. Edwards is author of “Nature’s Messenger” and a speaker on climate change in Minnesota.