Blizzard warning issued for much of Red River Valley

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New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Also, while only some will get the accumulating snow, all of us will deal with the winds and the blowing and drifting snow thanks to our 1-2 foot snowpack.

A Blizzard warning will go into effect at midnight and continue until 6 p.m. Sunday evening for the I-29 corridor east into Minnesota and Iowa. Snow will end in the high country early Saturday, but it will be windy and cold.

As the system strengthens and leaves the area, winds are expected to become very strong.

Snowfall amounts are generally expected to be limited to a few centimetres.

Lane County officials said their road crews have been on call and busy throughout Sunday, working to clear key roads of snow. Additionally, snow will be falling in the Colorado mountains, which will make travel in the high country hard. Highest wind gusts reached between 50 and 60 miles per hour.

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Unsafe wind chill readings of -25 to -45 F are expected Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Windy, with a south wind 25 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour.

Monday Night: A 30% chance of snow showers.

Many lower elevation locations in northern California and southwest OR will see at least 3 inches of rain.

Tuesday - Snow. High near 41. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Cloudy, with a low around 32. The snow may streak eastward through the Great Lakes and Northeast by Wednesday.

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