Weather Forecast


Winter storm batters Woodbury; frigid temps ahead

A man cleared a Lamplight Drive driveway Sunday afternoon during a snowstorm that hit the area. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker1 / 2
Woodbury resident Tony Crosetti dug in to the driveway at his Foxboro Court house with a shovel Sunday afternoon during a heavy snowstorm. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker2 / 2

Snow continued piling up Sunday around Woodbury thanks to the season's first major snowstorm that was leaving double-digit accumulation levels in the area.

The National Weather Service extended a winter storm warning through midnight tonight -- just as temperatures were expected to plummet. Woodbury's forecast calls for an overnight low of 9 degrees and a Monday high of 12.

Snow accumulation for the Woodbury area could reach 14 inches by storm's end, according to the weather service. No official accumulation totals for Woodbury were posted by the NWS by 3:30 p.m. Sunday, but a trained spotter recorded 10 inches of snowfall in Oakdale at 2:22 p.m.

The NWS discouraged travel through the night, noting that windchill readings could sink to 20 to 30 below zero.

"Stranded motorists risk getting frostbite or hypothermia due to the frigid windchill late this evening and tonight," according to the weather service.

Meanwhile, blizzard conditions were reported across western Minnesota, where winds of up to 30 mph were expected to hit the area tonight.

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Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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