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A clipper will be moving through the Upper Midwest Monday and leave behind 1 to 5" of powdery fresh snow. Winds will be picking up and lead to blowing snow, low visibility, slick roads and bitter wind chills.

There is very good agreement on snowfall totals with this system and the placement of the heaviest snow -- along and east of the Mississippi. Snow will really wind down Monday morning but some lingering snow showers will be possible near and east of the river.

Then the issue becomes the winds cranking up. Northwest winds will be increasing across the Upper Midwest as the clipper slides east and high pressure begins to build in. Surface pressure and winds Monday morning around sunrise:

Winds will be sustained between 10 to 20 mph with gusts around 30 Monday and Tuesday. This will create reduced visibility along with slick roads as the new, fluffy snow gets blown around. This could cause some dangerous travel conditions, especially out in rural areas.

Additionally another shot of cold air will be moving in and the wind will create bitter wind chills. Temperatures will be falling Monday morning and by afternoon temperatures will look like this:

Combined with those strong winds it will feel even colder -

Dangerous wind chills will continue in the range of -15 to -30 Monday and through the day Tuesday. Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories have been posted through Tuesday:

It will be another bitter day on Tuesday -

Wind chills Tuesday afternoon:

Winds will lighten late Tuesday and temperatures will gradually warm through the end of the week. Here's highs on Wednesday:

Blowing snow and bitter wind chills will be likely Monday and Tuesday. Travel will likely be dicey, especially Monday. You can check out to see the latest forecasts and road conditions.


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