Blizzard expected to hit parts of the Dakotas and western Minnesota.
November 18, 2016, 3:53 PM
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-- A blizzard warning from the National Weather Service is in effect for parts of the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota today, as wintry weather begins to inundate the Midwest.
In addition to the snow, winds will be gusting 40 to 50 mph in western Minnesota, where whiteout conditions are forecast. Travel is not recommended in the area today, and many roads are expected to be closed.
The heaviest snow will fall in areas northwest of Minneapolis. Some areas could see up to a foot of snow.