April showers bring no flowers

BROWN COUNTY–April once again proves to be cruelest month as south central Minnesota prepares to be hit by a massive blizzard.

The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts up to four inches of snow accumulation by Wednesday night.

There is a 60 percent of precipitation Tuesday night which is expected to turn to snow by Wednesday afternoon.

The high temperature for Wednesday is 37 degrees, meaning the precipitation could be a mixture of rain and snow. The rain/snowfall will continue through Thursday and even into Friday. There is even a possibility of thunder and lightning appearing during the snowfall.

High winds are expected with the snowfall, which will create blizzard conditions.

With a storm coming, some event cancellations are expected. The statewide tornado drill scheduled for Thursday and Friday has been cancelled.

As of press time, no school cancellations had been issued. New Ulm Superintendent Jeff Bertrang said the district will wait until Wednesday to make any official decisions. Bertrang said based on the latest forecast the storm moved north and he is hoping the storm will be less severe than predicted.

A similar mid-April blizzard hit Brown County almost one year ago. On April 13, 2018, a major snowstorm hit the area and brought the community to a standstill. Recent forecasts have many wondering if this storm is a repeat performance.