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More Fresh Powder Accumulates in Upper Miss. Valley

UPDATED 2:30 PM CST, November 30, 2010

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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Heavy snow continues to pile up in the Upper Mississippi Valley this afternoon as a strong late-autumn zips through. Snow is flying across the Twin Cities.

The heaviest snow is blanketing Minnesota's Arrowhead while more bands rotate around a low pressure center into northwestern Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas and even a few snow flurries flying in the Twin Cities.

Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings continue from eastern North Dakota into much of Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Rachel Peterson has the latest on the northern Plains heavy snow threat in this exclusive WeatherBug Winter Weather Outlook Video.

As the powerful low causing the snow slides into Canada, its moisture is running into cold air dropping south from Canada. An additional 2 to 3 inches will blanket northern Minnesota while a dusting to an inch graces the remainder of Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas.

The snow alone won't cause possible travel delays; gusty northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph will significantly reduce visibility even where the snow has ended. Blowing snow will likely slow travel on Interstates 35, 90 and 94.

Snow totals range from 24.0 inches in Spearfish, S.D., to 10.0 inches in Morgan, Minn. In general, 2 to 4 inches have blanketed parts of North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Although light in intensity, the white stuff will continue falling through Wednesday morning before spreading east into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley as the cold air funnels south from Canada behind a cold front now charging into the western Ohio Valley.

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