Anyways, it's looking pretty nasty. Here's what the National Weather Service is saying (this is from Pope County's Blizzard Watch):
...A COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED ACROSSYeah...doesn't sound so great. :-P Anyways, let's get on with my predictions.
MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA BEGINNING TUESDAY...
.HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL AFFECT WEST CENTRAL AND MUCH OF
CENTRAL MINNESOTA ON TUESDAY. ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BEGIN ACROSS
WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA BY DAYBREAK TUESDAY...AND EXPAND EAST
ACROSS THE STATE DURING THE DAY. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO
START OUT AS A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL
MINNESOTA ON TUESDAY MORNING...INCLUDING THE TWIN CITIES
METRO...BUT WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. HEAVY
SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.
NORTHWEST WINDS OF AT LEAST 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
MPH...WILL DEVELOP ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND CONTINUE
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT EVEN AFTER THE SNOW ENDS.
WARNING: Do not base your actions on these. These are for informational/entertainment purposes only.
Red/Orange: Either no school or school out early
Based on what BBE has done past storms this year, I kinda doubt that they would pull through this nasty one. If BBE doesn't let out by 11 AM, I would be surprised.
Alexandria Technical College:
Yellow: May be closed, may not be.
Saying that ATC would ever close is risky at best, but it's actually possible in this instance. Be prepared!
In other news, BPA state starts Thursday! I'm extremely excited. Watch for blog posts during that.