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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1037 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER STORM REMAINS ON TRACK FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO WEDNESDAY. HEAVY SNOW OF 7
TO 11 INCHES IS FORECAST FOR THIS AREA WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
ALONG THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR A PORTION OF WEST CENTRAL INTO EAST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...AND INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. THE ADVISORY IS
LOCATED SOUTH OF A LINE FROM CANBY...TO THE SOUTH METRO AREA FROM
SHAKOPEE AND HASTINGS...AND EAST INTO WISCONSIN FROM ELLSWORTH TO
BLOOMER.

LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD INTO FAR SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA...ALONG THE MINNESOTA...IOWA BORDER...AFTER 3 PM.
SNOWFALL RATES WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE THIS EVENING...WITH AMOUNTS
OF 1 INCH PER HOUR LIKELY ALONG THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR. THE
SNOW WILL SLOWLY SPREAD NORTH AND EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA...AND INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BY MIDNIGHT. ALTHOUGH
TIMING OF THE SNOWFALL HAS SLOWED...HEAVIEST AMOUNTS REMAIN ON
TRACK FOR FAR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. LIGHT SNOW WILL LIKELY HOLD OFF
UNTIL AFTER 9 PM FOR THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE TWIN CITIES METRO
AREA...AND INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. IT MAY NOT EVEN BEGIN IN
THE EAU CLAIRE AREA UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW TOTALS OF 3 TO 6
INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO DEVELOP TONIGHT...AND CONTINUE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY WHICH WILL LEAD TO A THREAT FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW. SNOW ON ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY FROM BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE CAUTION...AND
TRAVEL ONLY IF NECESSARY.

MNZ074-082>085-091>093-250045-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0001.170124T2100Z-170126T0000Z/
BROWN-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEW ULM, ST JAMES, MANKATO, WASECA,
OWATONNA, FAIRMONT, BLUE EARTH, AND ALBERT LEA
1037 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA AFTER 3 PM AND
  BECOME HEAVIER THIS EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 7 TO 11 INCHES IS LIKELY
  AND WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
  VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

MNZ075>078-WIZ024>028-250045-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.170125T0000Z-170126T0000Z/
NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-
EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ST PETER, LE SUEUR, FARIBAULT, RED WING,
RIVER FALLS, PRESCOTT, MENOMONIE, DURAND, CHIPPEWA FALLS,
AND EAU CLAIRE
1037 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE THIS
  EVENING...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL AFTER
  MIDNIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE
  AND THIS WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
  VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

MNZ064-065-067-069-070-073-250045-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.170125T0000Z-170125T1800Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-SIBLEY-SCOTT-DAKOTA-REDWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GRANITE FALLS, OLIVIA, GAYLORD, SHAKOPEE,
HASTINGS, AND REDWOOD FALLS
1037 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA THIS EVENING...AND
  BECOME SLIGHTLY HEAVIER TOWARD MIDNIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE
  AND THIS COULD LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
  VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

JLT



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