Metro Cities Declare Snow Emergencies Amid Christmas Night Storm

27December 2021

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Twin Cities communities have begun declaring snow emergencies as a storm system hits Minnesota Christmas evening.

Crystal and New Hope, located northwest of Minneapolis, will have snow emergencies going into effect at midnight Monday.

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The system reached the metro at about 6 p.m., according to WCCO Meteorologist Lisa Meadows, who says it’s predicted to drop 2 to 4 inches by Monday morning.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is under an Airport Weather Warning until 11:45 p.m. It’s in an area where an inch of snow may fall per hour.

Wind gusts exceeding 30 mph are also expected Sunday night and into Monday morning.

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