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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
858 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN THE POTENTIAL FOR
ACCUMULATING SNOW ACROSS THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF MINNESOTA AND WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY. THE HEAVIEST
AMOUNTS ARE FORECAST TO BE SOUTH OF THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY
WHERE 5-7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. SNOWFALL WILL BE HEAVIEST TUESDAY
EVENING WHEN SNOWFALL RATES OF 0.5-0.75" PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. SNOW WILL MOVE EAST OF THE AREA BY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BUT INCREASINGLY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
LEAD TO A THREAT FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOW ON ROADS AND
LOW VISIBILITY FROM BLOWING & DRIFTING SNOW WILL MAKE FOR
DIFFICULT TRAVEL ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND MOTORISTS ARE
ADVISED TO USE CAUTION.

MNZ073>078-082>085-091>093-231100-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0002.170124T1800Z-170125T2100Z/
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF REDWOOD FALLS, NEW ULM, ST PETER,
LE SUEUR, FARIBAULT, RED WING, ST JAMES, MANKATO, WASECA,
OWATONNA, FAIRMONT, BLUE EARTH, AND ALBERT LEA
858 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW 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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