Winter Storm to close out 2010

A developing area of strong low pressure will move from the southern and central plains early this morning, into southeast Minnesota by this evening, and into the Great Lakes region Saturday.  Snow will develop and spread north across the area this morning. Snow may be heavy at times with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches possible for a short period of time. Strong northwestrly winds will develop, creating widespread blowing and drifting snow, especially later this afternoon into Saturday. For more details about this winter storm, please click on the following link latest Winter Weather Bulletin issued by NWS Sioux Falls.

Below is a map of expected snow accumulations from this powerful winter storm:

Event Total Snowfall Forecast - This graphic will only be displayed when significant snowfall is expected within the next 72 hours.

Key for Total Snowfall Map:
Black = less than 1/2 inch. <1/2": Black
Purple = 1/2 inch to 2 inches. 1/2"-1": Light Blue
  1"-2": Medium Blue
Blue = 2 to 4 inches. 2"-3": Dark Blue
  3"-4": Light Green
Cyan = 4 to 6 inches. 4"-6": Green
Green = 6 to 8 inches. 6"-8": Yellow
Yellow = 8 to 10 inches. 8"-10": Orange
Orange = 10 to 12 inches. 10"-12": Red
Red = 12 to 16 inches. 12"-16": Purple
White = greater than 16 inches. >16": White

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