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fishinchicks

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fishinchicks

I have to bring my daughter to Mayo in the morning, and heard that there has been a snow advisory posted for the Rochester area. How bad is supposed to get? It usually takes about 3.5 hours to get there from our place (pretty much a straight shot over on 14), just wondering how much extra time we will need.

I asked you all in this area last year, and received great info. Thanks in advance!

Carolyn

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sodajerk

At last report, we're looking at a dusting to maybe an inch over the course of the day tomorrow at most. Snow shouldn't be a problem for you.

The cold is another matter though. Be sure to have extra warm clothes, a couple blankets, some water and snacks and a fully charged cell phone before you head out.

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WxGuy

Hi Carolyn,

The National Weather Service has issued the snow advisory for Rochester and most of southern Minnesota for the potential of about 2-6" of snow across southern Minnesota and north Iowa, including Rochester.

Hwy 14 is pretty much on the boundary of where the snow will be cutting off from south to north (with the heavier snow south of 14 and much lighter snow to the north).

Personally, I think snow potential is looking really good for our area, and you should plan on there being a fair amount over the course of the day. The best time to travel will be during the morning hours with conditions getting worse by lunch into the afternoon.

Give yourself extra time, but the morning hours shouldn't be anything out of the ordinary from what you're used to in SW MN on your average snowfall. Afternoon/evening travel will likely be worse.

Drive safely,

Randy

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fishinchicks

Thanks for the info. We have to be there by 11:00 am, and will be heading home again around 3:00. We have been going to Rochester once a month for 14 months, and this is the first time we will have to drive during a snowfall. I guess we were about due! \:\)

Carolyn

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sodajerk

The forecast I heard was for the Twin Cities, now that I think about it, and they are on the northern edge of the snowfall right now.

Looking at the radar this morning, it does look like southern MN could get enough snow to be shoveled and plowed.

Hope you have a good trip, and drive carefully.

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fishinchicks

I am pretty impressed! WxGuy was pretty much right on! grin.gif

The roads were definately worse on our drive home, but so were the other drivers. There were quite a few young drivers doing stupid things - like pulling out in front of semis. The other problem drivers were those in the 4 wheel drives thinking they could still go 65 on the two lane between Owatonna and Waseca. Thought we were going to witness a few major crashes on the way home.

We did make it home safely - didn't meet the ditch at all. \:\)

Thanks for all the info!

Carolyn

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crazyice

Glad you made it, I witnessed an SUV trying to take on a snowplow earlier tonight. Snowplow won.

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