Christmas Eve Weather Advisories 24 Dec 13

Minnesotans were being greeted by dangerous wind chills this (TUE) Christmas eve morning, and that will be followed by accumulating snowfall this afternoon and tonight. A wind chill warning is in effect for most of the Minnesota River Valley until Noon, with a wind chill advisory elsewhere, with the feels-like readings expected to be between 25 and 45 below zero.  The National Weather Service in Chanhassen says a winter weather advisory is also in place until 9pm for central and southern Minnesota, with snowfall reaching Alexandria and Willmar by midday, the I-35 corridor by mid-afternoon, and the Wisconsin border by tonight.  Forecasters expect the snow to fall over a five to nine hour period, with a total of two to four inches.  Gusty winds could lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow that may present a challenge to holiday travelers. Keep it tuned to KNUJ for updates on the Winter Weather Advisory and other weather-related happenings this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.