Winter Storm Xanto to Bring Heavy Snow, Some Ice From the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes; Blizzard Warnings Issued

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It may be mid-April, but a major snowstorm will pummel parts of the Plains and Midwest.

Blizzard warnings have been posted in parts of the northern Plains.

Some areas may pick up over a foot of snow from the northern Plains to northern Michigan.

Freezing rain is also a threat from the Great Lakes to northern New England.

Winter Storm Xanto (pronounced ZAN-toe) will bring blizzard conditions to parts of the northern Plains, then spread a swath of heavy snow, even ice, into the Upper Midwest and northern New England into early next week.


Blizzard warnings have already been issued by the National Weather Service in parts of western South Dakota, and winter storm warnings extend from parts of Washington state to the Dakotas.

Winter storm watches extend into the Upper Midwest, including the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and parts of northern Michigan.

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