Snow is forecast in several regions of Minnesota this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Six inches of snow is possible in some areas of Minnesota over the next few days. However, the North Shore is expected to receive the highest accumulation of snow.
As you can see from the map below, Duluth, Virginia, International Falls, and other cities in Minnesota have a significant chance of receiving 4 inches of snow (or more):
"Winds could gust as high as 40 mph late Sunday morning into Sunday afternoon," according to the National Weather Service. Therefore, anyone living in Northern Minnesota should prepare for strong winds and heavy snow since a winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Winter storm watches are issued when conditions are favorable for a winter storm event that is a threat to life or property, per the National Weather Service. It's a good idea to pay attention to your local weather forecast and stay inside during hazardous weather conditions if possible.
If you must go outside, wear proper outdoor clothing in cold weather, including a wind-resistant coat or jacket; inner layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots. It's also a good idea to carry a cellphone with you at all times in case you need to contact emergency services.
If you become stranded while driving in Minnesota, ensure that rescuers can see you. Attach a brightly colored cloth to the antenna, lift the hood (if it's not snowing), and turn on the inside overhead lights (when your engine is running), per the CDC. Also, make sure that snow isn't blocking the exhaust pipe to lessen the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
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