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April Showers Set To Dump Foot Of Snow On Minnesota

Much of the northeast and midwest is ready for the onset of spring but there's no reprieve in sight for winter-weary Minnesota, where a storm at the end of the week may drop up to 16 inches of snow

Minnesotans are conditioned to shrug off snowstorms—but even residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes might be sighing at news of an April snowstorm set to dump up to 16 inches on the state at the end of this week.

Spring has begun to settle in across other parts of the country after a tenaciously cold winter that placed the phrase “polar vortex” into the common lexicon. But in Minnesota, the National Weather Service has issued yet another winter storm warning for most of the state.

The warning, which also applies to parts of Wisconsin and Iowa, is in effect from Thursday afternoon until Friday night and, with heavy winds and icy conditions forecast, could impact travel plans.

Capping off a record-setting winter, a snowfall of more than 10 inches in the Twin Cities would mark the largest April storm in the metropolitan area since 1983, according to CBS Minnesota.

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