A Blizzard Warning is in effect today across a large portion of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin for nearly impossible travel conditions primarily in open rural areas.

Widespread blowing snow with whiteout conditions through Saturday morning will make travel nearly impossible. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

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National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service...

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you with warm clothes and a charged cell phone. Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to arrive. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

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Significant travel impacts are likely across the area due to blowing and drifting snow, in addition to visibility impaired by the blowing snow. Power outages are possible, especially where snow is caked onto trees.

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for much of central and southern Minnesota through Saturday morning. Wind chills below -35° are expected within this area, possibly as low as -40° Friday & Saturday morning.

The risk for travelers is especially high, with blizzard conditions & dangerous wind chills making rescue efforts extremely difficult. Becoming stranded through Saturday will have life-threatening implications not only for the motorists, but for anyone involved in rescue or recovery operations.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511. Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org for Minnesota or 511wi.gov for Wisconsin.


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