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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
856 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. HEAVY SNOW OF
8 TO 10 INCHES IS FORECAST FOR THIS AREA WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
ALONG THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST TUESDAY
NIGHT WHEN SNOWFALL RATES UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE.
SNOWFALL WILL TAPER OFF BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BUT GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS 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 TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE CAUTION, AND
TRAVEL ONLY IF NECESSARY.

IN ADDITION, A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS
OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN TUESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 8 INCHES IS
POSSIBLE ACROSS THIS AREA BUT THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY IN THE
EXACT AMOUNTS. AN UPGRADE TO A WINTER STORM WARNING IS POSSIBLE
IF FORECAST CONFIDENCE INCREASES.

MNZ073-074-082>085-091>093-241100-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0001.170124T1800Z-170126T0000Z/
REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF REDWOOD FALLS, NEW ULM, ST JAMES,
MANKATO, WASECA, OWATONNA, FAIRMONT, BLUE EARTH, AND ALBERT LEA
856 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO
6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 8 TO 10 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.

&&

$$

MNZ064-065-067-069-075>077-241100-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T1800Z-170126T0000Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-SIBLEY-SCOTT-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GRANITE FALLS, OLIVIA, GAYLORD, SHAKOPEE,
ST PETER, LE SUEUR, AND FARIBAULT
856 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE AND
  THIS COULD LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

MNZ070-078-WIZ024-026-028-241100-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T2100Z-170126T0000Z/
DAKOTA-GOODHUE-PIERCE-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HASTINGS, RED WING, RIVER FALLS,
PRESCOTT, DURAND, AND EAU CLAIRE
856 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE AND
  THIS WOULD LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$


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