A foot of fresh snow? Winter blast pummels Minnesota

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro, as a potent storm moves across the area.

The snow made for a slick and messy rush-hour Monday morning. MPR reports that parts of the metro could see between 6 and 10 inches of snow through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts up to 25 mph could cause some blowing and drifting on Monday, MPR noted. Getting around will be an "all-day" struggle, the Star Tribune reports.

The winter storm will occur in two batches of heavy snow – first Monday morning and then Monday night into Tuesday morning, Lisa Schmit, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen, told the Pioneer Press. Fox 9 has this timeline of the storms.

WCCO reports the metro could have two messy commute days in a row, with snow falling Tuesday morning, too.

WCCO's meteorologist Matt Brickman says the metro – and a large swath of the state from the southeast to the northwest – could see anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow.

WCCO notes that the last really notable snowfall in the Twin Cities was Feb. 22, when 4.2 inches fell. The last big storm was Dec. 9, when the metro got 10.5 inches.

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