Month: February 2021

2021 Spring Flooding Outlook

The overall risk for Spring snowmelt flooding remains near normal.  Stream levels are currently running near normal except for areas where ice may be causing localized elevated water levels. Snow cover is around normal for this time of year and even a little below in some areas.  However, there are a few areas that received some heavier snow this … Read More

Air Quality Alert in effect for Southeast MN & Western WI this weekend

Air Quality Alert in effect from 6 pm tonight through 12 pm Sunday The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality Alert for fine particle pollution for southeast Minnesota. Air quality is expected to worsen beginning this evening, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasted to reach Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups … Read More

Bitter cold continues, Wind Chill Advisory in effect

Through Monday Morning: Bitter/Dangerous Cold What: Bitter/dangerous cold wind chills from 20 to 40 below zero at times. Where: Entire area. Coldest west of Mississippi River and across north-central Wisconsin. Timing: Coldest this weekend Impacts: Frost bite can occur in as little as 30 minutes without proper clothing. Hypothermia also possible with prolonged exposure. ACTION: Cover exposed skin. Wear several layers of clothing, … Read More

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Thursday

...Snow, Wind, Impacts To Travel Thursday and Thursday Night... .A light wintry mix will develop overnight, transitioning to snow by early morning. The snow will quickly push east northeast through the day, gradually exiting across the northern Great Lakes by late evening. The morning commute will be slick for much of the area as snow … Read More

Snow and blizzard conditions possible tomorrow, then bitter cold

Winter Storm Watch in Effect All Day Thursday, Click Here for More Info   Snow to a wintry mix moves in later tonight, changing to snow early Thursday. Travel conditions will deteriorate Thursday. By later afternoon, blustery northwest gusting 30 to 40 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow, and possible ground blizzard conditions. Details continue to … Read More