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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
834 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE RAPIDLY TONIGHT
ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
WISCONSIN...

.A Blizzard Warning is in effect for south central Minnesota,
including the Mankato area, the I-90 corridor, and I-35 corridor
from around Faribault southward. A Winter Storm Warning is in
effect for portions of west central Wisconsin east of a line from
Red Wing to Ladysmith. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect one
row of counties north of the Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings
but no longer includes the Twin Cities.

Snowfall totals between 6 and 12 inches are expected in the
warning areas with up to 6 inches in the advisory area. A few
totals could exceed a foot near the Iowa border.

In addition, wind speeds are expected to increase to 25 and 35
mph, with gusts around 40 mph across south central Minnesota late
tonight and Friday. This will lead to significant blowing and
drifting snow and whiteout conditions.

The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
significantly impacted. Those traveling south into this band can
expect rapidly deteriorating travel conditions within a very short
distance.

MNZ063-069-070-WIZ015-023-241045-
/O.CAN.KMPX.WS.W.0002.170224T0300Z-170225T1200Z/
/O.EXB.KMPX.WW.Y.0008.170224T0300Z-170225T0000Z/
Washington-Scott-Dakota-Barron-St. Croix-
Including the cities of Stillwater, Shakopee, Hastings,
Rice Lake, and Hudson
834 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect until 6 PM
CST Friday. The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled.

* TIMING...Snow will spread into the area between 10 PM and 2 AM
  tonight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 6 inches, with the heaviest amounts in
  the southern portions of the county.

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph may result in
  areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ060-062-065-066-068-WIZ014-240345-
/O.CAN.KMPX.WW.Y.0008.170224T0300Z-170225T1200Z/
Hennepin-Ramsey-Renville-McLeod-Carver-Polk-
Including the cities of Minneapolis, St Paul, Olivia, Hutchinson,
Chaska, and Osceola
834 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has
cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory.

Snow will likely just graze the southern portions of the county
and result in up to an inch or two of accumulation.

$$

MNZ074>078-082>085-091>093-241045-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0001.170224T0300Z-170225T1200Z/
Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-
Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault,
Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont,
Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
834 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Heavy snow will develop later this evening, with
  increasing winds on Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are expected, with the
  heaviest totals along the Iowa border.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph
  resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible whiteout
  conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded...stay with your vehicle.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0002.170224T0300Z-170225T1200Z/
Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Ladysmith, River Falls, Prescott,
Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
834 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Moderate to heavy snow will in late tonight and persist
  through Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are expected, with the
  highest totals south of Red Wing and Eau Claire.

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph resulting in
  areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ067-073-241045-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WW.Y.0008.170224T0300Z-170224T1800Z/
Sibley-Redwood-
Including the cities of Gaylord and Redwood Falls
834 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...Snow will spread into the area late this evening or
  early overnight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...up to 3 or 4 inches, mainly across the
  southern portion of the county.

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph may result in
  areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and
blowing snow. Use caution when traveling... especially in open
areas.

&&

$$

Borghoff



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