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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Duluth MN
243 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...ICE STORM FOR PARTS OF THE ARROWHEAD TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...
AND A WINTRY MIXTURE FOR OTHER PARTS OF NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...

.The Northland will see a complex weather situation tonight and
Wednesday. A surge of warm and humid air aloft from the south
tonight and Wednesday, will combine with cold surface air coming
from Canada. This combination will mean a wintry mixture of
freezing rain, sleet, and snow for much of northeast Minnesota
and parts of far northwest Wisconsin. The eastern areas of the
Minnesota Arrowhead face an ice storm, and will likely get over a
quarter inch of icing from freezing rain, but as much as three
quarters of an inch. Lighter amounts of freezing rain, as well as
some sleet and light snow, are likely for other parts of
northeast Minnesota, including the Duluth area, and far northwest
Wisconsin. Gusty north to northeast winds could bring down icy
trees and branches, and pose a risk of power outages, especially
for communities closer to the tip of the Arrowhead. The risk of
freezing rain to roads will be less than the threat of icing to
trees, because the relatively warm road temperatures will cool
slower than the air temperature. Exposed bridges would likely be
the first stretches of roads to see any icing. The worst
conditions of the storm will likely be late tonight through
Wednesday morning. The precipitation will generally begin to lift
out of the Northland Wednesday afternoon. Motorists should be
prepared for difficult travel conditions tonight and Wednesday.

MNZ012-021-260545-
/O.CON.KDLH.IS.W.0001.170426T0100Z-170427T0300Z/
Northern Cook/Northern Lake-Southern Cook/North Shore-
Including the cities of Isabella and Grand Marais
243 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...The eastern half of the Minnesota Arrowhead,
  including the Grand Portage and Grand Marais areas.

* TIMING...Rain will change to freezing rain this evening,
  possibly mixing with sleet at times, and continue through at
  least early Wednesday afternoon. The worst conditions will be
  late tonight through Wednesday morning.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...around one quarter of an inch, and up to
  three quarters of an inch.

* WINDS...North-northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...Beginning in the lower 30s and dropping to the
  upper 20s overnight. There will be little if any warming
  during the day Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Ice covered roadways will become treacherous and
  impassable. Widespread power outages are likely due to the
  weight of the ice and snow on tree limbs and power lines. The
  outages could last for days in some areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Ice Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations
will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly
discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted. If you
must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will
likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches that
add to the danger.

&&

$$

MNZ010-011-018>020-026-260545-
/O.CON.KDLH.WW.Y.0019.170426T0100Z-170427T0000Z/
Koochiching-North St. Louis-North Itasca-Central St. Louis-
Southern Lake/North Shore-South Itasca-
Including the cities of International Falls, Ely, Bigfork,
Hibbing, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, and Grand Rapids
243 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Northern Minnesota, including parts of north-
  central and northeast Minnesota, including International
  Falls, Ely, the Iron Range, and southern portions of the North
  Shore.

* TIMING...Rain will change to freezing rain and sleet this
  tonight, possibly mixing snow at times, and continue through
  at least early Wednesday afternoon.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...Up to a quarter inch of ice for southern
  portions of the North Shore, while generally less than a tenth
  of an inch of ice for the rest of northern Minnesota.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Up to 3 inches, primarily for areas north
  and west of the Iron Range.

* WINDS...North-northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Ice, sleet, and snow accumulations may create
  slippery road conditions and difficult travel conditions.
  There could be isolated power outages for southern portions of
  the Minnesota North Shore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory for mixed precipitation means a mixture
of freezing rain...snow and sleet is expected. Small
accumulations of snow and ice are expected on untreated roads and
sidewalks. Anyone with travel plans should be prepared for
slippery roads and reduced visibility. Slow down when driving and
allow for extra stopping distance because you may lose control of
your vehicle if you try to slow down or stop quickly.

&&

$$

MNZ037-WIZ001-002-260545-
/O.CON.KDLH.WW.Y.0019.170426T0800Z-170427T0000Z/
Carlton/South St. Louis-Douglas-Bayfield-
Including the cities of Duluth, Superior, Washburn, and Bayfield
243 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 7 PM
CDT WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin near the head of
  Lake Superior, including the Twin Ports and Cloquet areas, and
  inland areas into Bayfield County.

* TIMING...Rain will change to freezing rain and sleet late
  tonight and continue through at least early Wednesday
  afternoon.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...up to a couple tenths of an inch.

* WINDS...North-northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Ice and snow accumulations may create slippery road
  conditions and produce scattered power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory for mixed precipitation means a mixture
of freezing rain...snow and sleet is expected. Small
accumulations of snow and ice are expected on untreated roads and
sidewalks. Anyone with travel plans should be prepared for
slippery roads and reduced visibility. Slow down when driving and
allow for extra stopping distance because you may lose control of
your vehicle if you try to slow down or stop quickly.

&&

$$

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