A potentially historic April storm will arrive late Wednesday, bringing a variety of precipitation types, strong wind gusts in excess of 50 mph, and very heavy snow totals. Blizzard conditions are expected across western Minnesota with nearly impossible travel conditions by Thursday.

The snowfall gradient near the metro may end up tighter than currently shown due the chance for a more prolonged wintry mix. In addition, the map shows total snowfall amounts added up for each six hour period – the amount on the ground after the storm could be less due to varying precip types.