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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
347 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Heavy snow expected Saturday afternoon and Saturday night...

.A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect Saturday afternoon through
Saturday night for areas east of a line from Canby to Little
Falls, Minnesota. Moderate to heavy snow with rates of 1 to 2
inches per hour will overspread the area Saturday afternoon and
evening. A narrow swath with snowfall totals of 6 to 9 inches is
likely across part of the watch area. This swath of 6 to 9 inches
won`t cover the entire watch area, but there is still some
uncertainty in where exactly the snow band will develop. In
addition, northwest winds gusting to near 30 mph Saturday night
will lead to areas of blowing snow, especially across southern and
western Minnesota. Travel could become very difficult Saturday
night through early Sunday.

The Winter Weather Advisory will expire this morning as the snow
ends across the region. There could be some light freezing
drizzle mixed in with the snow at times, but little or no ice
accumulation is expected.

MNZ049-051-057>060-062-066>070-076>078-085-231800-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-180223T1200Z/
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0003.180224T2100Z-180225T1200Z/
Stearns-Sherburne-Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Ramsey-McLeod-
Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Steele-
Including the cities of St Cloud, Elk River, Willmar, Litchfield,
Monticello, Minneapolis, St Paul, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska,
Shakopee, Hastings, Le Sueur, Faribault, Red Wing, and Owatonna
347 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation ending this morning. Heavy snow
  possible Saturday with total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches
  are possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, south central and
  southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 AM CST early
  this morning. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday
  afternoon through late Saturday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at
511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in
either state.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

$$

MNZ043>045-050-052-053-061-063-WIZ014>016-023>028-231800-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-180223T1500Z/
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0003.180224T2100Z-180225T1200Z/
Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Benton-Isanti-Chisago-Anoka-
Washington-Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-
Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Little Falls, Princeton, Mora, Foley,
Cambridge, Center City, Blaine, Stillwater, Osceola, Rice Lake,
Ladysmith, Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand,
Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
347 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation ending this morning. Heavy snow
  possible Saturday with total snow accumulations of 6 to 9
  inches are possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and
  central and east central Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 9 AM CST this
  morning. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday afternoon
  through late Saturday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will cause patchy
  blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at
511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in
either state.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

$$

MNZ041-042-047-048-231200-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-180223T1200Z/
Douglas-Todd-Stevens-Pope-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Morris,
and Glenwood
347 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...Snow ending, but plan on slippery road conditions,
  including during the morning commute.

* WHERE...Douglas, Todd, Stevens and Pope Counties.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM CST early this morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at
511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in
either state.

$$

MNZ056-064-065-073>075-082-083-091-092-231800-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0003.180224T1800Z-180225T1200Z/
Chippewa-Yellow Medicine-Renville-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Watonwan-
Blue Earth-Martin-Faribault-
Including the cities of Montevideo, Granite Falls, Olivia,
Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, St James, Mankato, Fairmont,
and Blue Earth
347 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
  possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west
  central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

$$

MNZ084-093-231800-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0003.180224T2100Z-180225T1200Z/
Waseca-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Waseca and Albert Lea
347 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow with mixed precipitation possible. Plan on
  difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8
  inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible.

* WHERE...Waseca and Freeborn Counties.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

$$

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