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Hubbard County to see 15 inches of snow

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news Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Hubbard County is in line to get 15 inches of snow, preceded by a layer of freezing rain.

"With this storm system moving across the Plains rain will be heading into Park Rapids," said National Weather Service meteorologist Geoff Grochocinski. "We're concerned about the potential for freezing rain" depending on what the ground temps are.

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"You could get rain freezing on contact with slippery patches," he said, urging motorists to drive with caution.

"The rain will be transitioning to snow by afternoon," Grochocinski said.

By late Wednesday, the Park Rapids area "could see 15 inches of snow," the meteorologist said.

"Colder weather will return in the wake of this system for about a week, delaying significant melting for awhile," Grochocinski said.

Here is the forecast:

Today: Rain, freezing rain, and sleet likely before 1pm, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet. High near 33. Breezy, with a east southeast wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Breezy, with a east wind between 22 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Wednesday: Snow. High near 26. Blustery, with a east northeast wind be-tween 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 3. North northeast wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Calm wind becoming south southwest between 4 and 7 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 29.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 7.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 33.

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