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Winter Storm Watches, Warnings In N. Minn.

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Winter weather advisories, watches and warnings have been issued for many northern Minnesota counties Monday evening.

WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer said 8 inches of snow fell on Orr, Minn. Monday. Clearwater county received 10 inches. There was 1 foot in Beltrami county and 12.5 inches in Mahnomen county.

There is a winter storm warning in effect in Koochiching county, as well as the northern parts of Itasca and St. Louis counties, until midnight Monday night. There is also a winter weather advisory in northeastern Minnesota until the same time.

There will be a winter storm watch in northwestern and west central Minnesota starting Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.

Click here to see the latest warnings, watches and advisories.

In the Twin Cities, the light snow and freezing rain advisory issued Monday morning left the area in the afternoon, heading eastward into far southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The metro area shouldn’t see any snow Tuesday, according to WCCO Meteorologist Mike Fairbourne, but it will be cold with a high of 22. A rain/snow mix is expected Wednesday with more snow Thursday. On both days wind could blow snow and reduce visibility on the roads, though Shaffer thinks air traffic at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be all right.

Most of northern Minnesota is expected to only be cloudy Tuesday, though Arrowhead in St. Louis county to the northeast could see a little lingering snow.

Heavier snowfall returns to northern, northwestern and west central Minnesota Wednesday.  Snow totals could reach 10 inches or higher.

Check for the latest school closings and delays.

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