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Winter storm warning in effect for Wadena through Tuesday morning

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Winter storm warning in effect for Wadena through Tuesday morning
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service is in effect for Wadena and will remain so until 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.

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As of around 11:20 a.m., AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines said Wadena can expect total storm snowfall to range between 6-10 inches over the next 24-30 hours, with the heaviest snowfall occurring Monday afternoon into the overnight hours.

"A lot of times when we get snowstorms, it all comes at once over the course of 10-12 hours," Kines said. "This is kind of spread out over the course of 30 hours or so, which helps contribute to the possibility that we get as much as 10 inches."

Kines also said high winds should not be an issue, with the windiest period arriving tomorrow with winds at 15-20 miles per hour. He added that drivers should use caution and slow down.

"If you have to be out driving, you've got to take it easy," he said.

Chief Deputy Bill Cross of the Wadena County Sheriff's Office advised local travelers stay informed of changes to the forecast that may affect safety.

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