Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1020 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-161200-
KOOCHICHING-NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-
NORTHERN ITASCA-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-
SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-NORTHERN CASS-SOUTHERN ITASCA-
SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTHERN AITKIN-
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-
BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
1020 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL LIKELY BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE NORTHLAND LATE TONIGHT AS
A STORM SYSTEM BEGINS TO APPROACH THE UPPER MIDWEST. THE STORM
SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE DAKOTAS TONIGHT AND THEN MOVE INTO
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN WEDNESDAY. THIS STORM COULD
BRING AT LEAST 8 TO 12 INCHES OF NEW SNOW TO LARGE PARTS OF
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...INCLUDING THE TWIN
PORTS AREA...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A WINTER
STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY.
PLEASE READ THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR ADDITIONAL
DETAILS...AND PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS WINTER STORM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT AREAS SOUTHEAST OF A LINE ROUGHLY
FROM PINE RIVER...TO FLOODWOOD...TO SILVER BAY WEDNESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY EVENING.  DURING THE PEAK OF THE STORM WEDNESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY EVENING...SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER THE I-35 CORRIDOR BETWEEN DULUTH AND THE TWIN CITIES
AND ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...INCLUDING U.S. HIGHWAYS 2
AND 53.  IN ADDITION...GUSTY EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL REDUCE
VISIBILITY IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS
AND ADJACENT TO LAKE SUPERIOR.  SNOW IS EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY DIMINISH
FROM WEST TO EAST LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LATER THIS WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND...TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN A
WARMING TREND...AND SNOWMELT WILL BEGIN IN EARNEST ONCE AGAIN
LEADING IN INCREASED RUNOFF INTO AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS.
THUS...RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN A SECOND RISE THIS WEEKEND
AND NEXT WEEK.  AT THIS TIME...NO MAJOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED ON ANY
OF THE MAJOR RIVERS ACROSS NORTHEAST MINNESOTA OR NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN. HOWEVER...IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME OF THE SMALLER
TRIBUTARY STREAMS AND RIVERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE ALONG THE NORTH
SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR...AND ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE IN NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN COULD SEE AN INCREASED FLOODING THREAT DUE TO THE
INCREASED RUNOFF OR FROM ICE JAMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.  SNOW
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT PRECIPITATION TYPE AND SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

$$

LSZ121-140>148-161200-
BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI-GRAND PORTAGE TO GRAND MARAIS MN-
GRAND MARAIS TO TACONITE HARBOR MN-
TACONITE HARBOR TO SILVER BAY HARBOR MN-
SILVER BAY HARBOR TO TWO HARBORS MN-TWO HARBORS TO DULUTH MN-
DULUTH MN TO PORT WING WI-PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI-
SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI-OAK POINT TO SAXON HARBOR WI-
1020 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS OF
WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WINDS WILL BECOME EAST-NORTHEAST TONIGHT...AND RAPIDLY INCREASE ON
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THE 20 TO 35 KNOT RANGE...WITH
SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40 KNOTS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...RESULTING IN WAVE HEIGHTS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET IN NON
ICE COVERED AREAS. THIS WILL RESULT IN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR.

IN ADDITION...THE WIND AND WAVE ACTION WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
SIGNIFICANT PILING UP OF LAKE ICE ON ANY SHORELINES...HARBORS...SHIP
CANALS OR HARBOR APPROACHES THAT ARE EXPOSED TO AN EAST OR NORTHEAST
WIND DIRECTION.  THIS COULD ALSO RESULT IN HAZARDOUS OR DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS FOR LARGER LAKE-GOING VESSELS.

$$
 MILLER

MORE INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS:
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DULUTH (ALL LOWER CASE)








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