Snowstorm could be a record breaker 03 Apr 14

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A snowstorm of record-breaking proportions is predicted to mess up the Friday morning commute in the Twin Cities.

Forecasters say a mix of precipitation is expected to turn over to heavy snow after midnight Thursday and leave as much as a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by midmorning.

Wind gusts of 40 mph late Thursday night could make travel difficult in open areas.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press says if Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport gets 10 inches of snow or more, it would be the Twin Cities largest April snowstorm since 1983 when 13.6 inches fell.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Twin Cities from Thursday afternoon to Friday night.

Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com