Significant storm on its way to Timmins and area says Environment Canada

Dec 28, 2018, 00:16
Significant storm on its way to Timmins and area says Environment Canada

Snow is expected to come down heavily after midnight Wednesday while many people no doubt are snug in their beds, perhaps still dreaming of Christmas.

A stretch of central Minnesota, including portions of the Twin Cities metro area, is under a winter weather advisory.

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Eastern Colorado, western Nebraska and the Dakotas are likely to face the worst conditions, and some states are expecting eight-to-12 inches of snow over the next few days, CNN reported. A mix of rain and snow is still possible, with light snow Thursday night. Colder air will start to arrive Thursday evening and will gradually switch whatever precipitation is leftover to snow before quickly winding down early Friday morning.

According to Environment Canada, a storm is expected to drop 15 to 25 centimetres of snow starting Wednesday night through Friday. Friday, our highs will only be in the low 20s.

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Blizzards occur when gusts of 35 miles per hour or more mix with snow. This will begin with several inches overnight, and the majority of the accumulation will happen throughout Thursday.

It will be a colder day with highs reaching about 30 degrees with a nasty north wind of 15-30 miles per hour.

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For those still digging out, Sunday could provide a high of 27 degrees beneath partly cloudy skies before colder conditions return for year's end. Morning highs will will be in the 40s before falling in the low-30s by late afternoon. It's going to be a warm night with temps in the mid- to upper 40s!

During winter storms, the city of Mitchell requires vehicles to be removed from Emergency Snow Routes when the city receives 2 inches or more of snow.

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