Heavy winds blow Mississippi River northward

The Mighty Mississippi was looking a little pushed-around Monday evening as a blast of winter weather rocked the Twin Cities area.

Fox 9 viewer Ryan Stanzel noted that strong winds were pushing the surface of the river north, overpowering the water's normal southward current. 

It was all a part of a big late-winter storm expected to drop heavy, wet snow throughout Minnesota Monday evening. A winter storm warning for the Twin Cities metro is in effect until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, though the forecast calls for the bulk of accumulations to fall between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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