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Winter weather advisory issued for St. Cloud from Sunday storm; 1-3 inches of snow expected

Winter weather advisory issued for St. Cloud from Sunday storm; 1-3 inches of snow expected Click to Enlarge Photo:

Feb 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A Winter Weather Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service late Saturday as the a storm system moving through the St. Cloud area early Sunday was expected to leave 1 to 3 inches of new snow.

The advisory for portions of central Minnesota remains in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Read the alert issued by the National Weather Service in effect through noon Sunday

The best chance of accumulating snow from the system was expected to be near or north of a line from Morris to St. Cloud to Mora. Snowfall amounts in St. Cloud were anticipated at between 1 and 3 inches while areas like Alexandria, Little Falls and Mora were expected to receive 3 to 4 inches, the NWS reported.

Snowfall rates of a half to 1 inch of snow per hour were possible during the height of the storm Sunday morning into the afternoon before tapering off Sunday evening.

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