Our first serious weather situation of 2015 is here, with school cancelled yesterday for fear of colder temperatures that are supposed to arrive tonight with high winds and blowing snow!

The combination of fresh snowfall and very strong winds prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Blizzard Warning for Southeast Minnesota and a Winter Weather Advisory for the Saint Cloud area that has been cancelled almost 3 hours early from it's midnight expiration. A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect until noon on Friday, including St. Cloud, the Twin Cities, Fergus Falls and areas north. The Blizzard Warning includes Morris, Willmar, Mankato, and areas south until 3AM Friday morning.

Blowing snow, reduced visibilities, and wind chills near -30˚ can be expected in the Wind Chill Advisory area. In the Blizzard Warning area wind gusts in excess of 55 mph are possible along with new snowfall — producing zero visibility at times. Here's a twitter timeline of stories from today's winter activity: