'Treacherous' travel as more snow piles up Wednesday

And the snow is not done for February

Sloane Martin
February 20, 2019 - 6:35 am

A Winter Storm Warning is underway until 6 p.m. Wednesday for all of central and southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin for today as yet another storm bringing heavy snow settles over much of the region.

"Expect treacherous travel conditions," WCCO's Paul Douglas said. "If we get 6.3 or more (inches), it will be the biggest snowfall of the winter from a single storm. If we get at least four inches, which is likely, we will set a record for the snowiest February on record. The old record 26.5 back in 1962."

We should safely reach that benchmark with six to 10 inches expected across the warning area Wednesday. 

Even those areas that had been under an advisory have been upgraded to a warning due to upgraded amounts of snowfall. Snow will fall at a rate of around an inch an hour occasionally during the heaviest snow bands.The heaviest snow is expected to fall through 10 a.m. Wednesday, directly impacting the morning commute, and traveling for much of the day before it tapers off later in the evening.

Visibility is somewhat impacted across the metro with blowing snow.

Minneapolis, St. Paul and Anoka-Hennepin schools are cancelled to avoid transportation issues that may arise as the snow piles up.

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The snow falling early in the morning has been lighter, but it will become wetter and heavier as we reach around 30 degrees as the high Wednesday.

More snow is expected just around the corner Friday into the weekend to add to our predicted February record. 

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