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

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. HEAVY SNOW OF 8-10
INCHES IS FORECAST FOR THIS AREA WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ALONG
THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN SNOWFALL RATES OF 0.75-1" 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 6-8" IS FORECAST
ACROSS THIS AREA BUT THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY IN EXACT AMOUNTS.
AN UPGRADE TO A WINTER STORM WARNING IS POSSIBLE AS FORECAST
CONFIDENCE INCREASES.

MNZ073-074-082>085-091>093-240500-
/O.UPG.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T1800Z-170125T2100Z/
/O.NEW.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
259 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

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

&&

$$

MNZ064-065-067-069-240500-
/O.EXB.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T1800Z-170126T0000Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-SIBLEY-SCOTT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GRANITE FALLS, OLIVIA, GAYLORD,
AND SHAKOPEE
259 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES WILL MAKE
FOR 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-WIZ024-026-028-240500-
/O.EXB.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T2100Z-170126T0000Z/
DAKOTA-PIERCE-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HASTINGS, RIVER FALLS, PRESCOTT, DURAND,
AND EAU CLAIRE
259 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES WILL MAKE
FOR 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.

&&

$$

MNZ075>077-240500-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T1800Z-170126T0000Z/
NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ST PETER, LE SUEUR, AND FARIBAULT
259 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

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

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES WILL MAKE
  FOR 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.

&&

$$

MNZ078-240500-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T2100Z-170126T0000Z/
GOODHUE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF RED WING
259 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

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

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES WILL MAKE
  FOR 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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