Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
340 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TODAY ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MINNESOTA
INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN...
...VERY TIGHT SNOWFALL GRADIENT EXPECTED OVER THE METRO...

.A Blizzard Warning continues from Mankato to the south and west,
including Fairmont and St. James Monday. The Winter Storm Warning
is in effect for the rest of south central Minnesota and most of
east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, including most
of the Twin Cities metro.

Heavy snow will develop this morning across south central and
east central Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Snowfall totals of
8 to 14 inches are likely by Monday evening in the warning area,
with amounts rapidly tapering off near the western edge. Strong
winds with gusts up to 40 MPH during the heavy snow will lead to
blizzard conditions in a portion of south central MN. Farther
east, winds will be in the 20 to 30 MPH range and cause patchy
blowing and drifting snow.

A wintry mix with a period of freezing rain is also possible
Monday morning from Albert Lea toward Eau Claire, resulting in
minor ice accumulation.

Driving conditions will deteriorate very rapidly while heading
east on I-94 or south on I-35 through the Twin Cities Monday.
Conditions may be drastically different in a span of only 10 to
15 miles. In southern Minnesota, travel on I-90 will become
extremely difficult.

MNZ074-082-083-091-092-221745-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180123T0600Z/
Brown-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Martin-Faribault-
Including the cities of New Ulm, St James, Mankato, Fairmont,
and Blue Earth
340 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
  dangerous to impossible. Additional snow accumulations of 10 to
  14 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Brown, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Martin and Faribault
  Counties.

* WHEN...Until midnight CST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will
  cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
  drifting of the snow is likely.

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. 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.

$$

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/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-180123T0600Z/
Nicollet-Le Sueur-Waseca-Steele-Freeborn-
Including the cities of St Peter, Le Sueur, Waseca, Owatonna,
and Albert Lea
340 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the evening commute. Additional snow
  accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to
  13 inches, and ice accumulations of around one tenth are
  expected.

* WHERE...Nicollet, Le Sueur, Waseca, Steele and Freeborn
  Counties.

* WHEN...Until midnight CST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. 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.

$$

MNZ070-077-078-WIZ015-016-023>028-221745-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0002.180122T1200Z-180123T0600Z/
Dakota-Rice-Goodhue-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-
Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Hastings, Faribault, Red Wing, Rice Lake,
Ladysmith, Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand,
Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
340 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations
  of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 13 inches, and
  ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

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

* WHEN...Until midnight CST tonight.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. 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.

$$

MNZ060-062-063-067>069-WIZ014-221745-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0002.180122T1500Z-180123T0600Z/
Hennepin-Ramsey-Washington-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Polk-
Including the cities of Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater,
Gaylord, Chaska, Shakopee, and Osceola
340 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations
  of 4 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches mainly
  south.

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

* WHEN...From 9 AM this morning to midnight CST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. 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.

$$

MNZ053-061-065-066-073-221745-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0003.180122T1500Z-180123T0600Z/
Chisago-Anoka-Renville-McLeod-Redwood-
Including the cities of Center City, Blaine, Olivia, Hutchinson,
and Redwood Falls
340 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions,
  including during the evening commute. In addition, some
  reductions to visibility are expected. Total snow accumulations
  of 2 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches south,
  are expected.

* WHERE...Chisago, Anoka, Renville, McLeod and Redwood Counties.

* WHEN...From 9 AM this morning to midnight CST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

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.

$$



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