Family Alive

Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

White Christmas

22nd December 2009

Definitely going to be a white christmas here … in fact, there is a winter storm / blizzard warning for Christmas:

… Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight Wednesday night
to 6 am CST Saturday…

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow… which is in effect from
midnight Wednesday night to 6 am CST Saturday. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing… several periods of snow are expected from Wednesday
night through Friday night. Some sleet is also possible from
late Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon… mainly south and
east of the Twin Cities Metro area.

* Accumulations… significant amounts of snow will occur with
periods of heavy snow possible as the storm intensifies Thursday
and Friday. Near blizzard conditions can be expected… .
particularly late Thursday through Friday. Total snowfall
accumulations will likely exceed a foot in many areas… . with a
few totals in excess of 20 inches possible.

* Surface visibility will be significantly reduced as winds
increase to 20 to 30 mph from the east on Wednesday… becoming
more northeast… then north on Friday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel… keep an extra
flashlight… food… and water in your vehicle in case of an

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