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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND
WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT
FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM ST. CLOUD TO CAMBRIDGE
IN MINNESOTA...AND FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 8 IN
WISCONSIN...INCLUDING LUCK...RICE LAKE AND LADYSMITH.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ALSO IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT JUST TO
THE WEST AND SOUTH OF THE WARNING AREA...STRETCHING FROM MADISON
AND MONTEVIDEO THROUGH BUFFALO... THE NORTH TWIN CITIES METRO TO
CHIPPEWA FALLS AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN.

SNOW HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND ADJOINING AREAS OF
WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM AND WARM FRONT. ANOTHER AREA OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS
MORNING ACROSS FAR WESTERN MINNESOTA AND MERGE WITH THE INITIAL
BAND. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING
FROM WEST TO EAST TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN OR AT
LEAST A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW TODAY ACROSS THE NORTH TWIN CITIES
METRO EASTWARD THROUGH NEW RICHMOND...CHIPPEWA FALLS AND
CORNELL. A VERY TIGHT GRADIENT IN SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IS
EXPECTED GIVEN DUE TO A SHARPLY DEFINED RAIN/SNOW LINE.

OVERALL...6 TO 10 INCHES OF WET SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE WARNING AREA WITH SOME 10 TO 12 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
FROM LAKE MILLE LACS EASTWARD INTO WISCONSIN. SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO
6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA...BUT A SHARP GRADIENT
TO LESSER AMOUNTS WILL BE SEEN ALONG THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE
ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ049-162100-
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STEARNS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ST. CLOUD
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM
CDT THURSDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.


* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING...CONTINUING INTO
  TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.


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.

&&

$$

MNZ051-162100-
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SHERBURNE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ELK RIVER
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM
CDT THURSDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.


* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING...AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY AND TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN
  DURING THE DAY BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW THIS EVENING.
  THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH A TIGHT GRADIENT
  THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY DUE TO RAIN MIXING
  WITH SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH
  EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.


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.

&&

$$

MNZ042>045-050-052-053-WIZ014-162100-
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TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-BENTON-ISANTI-CHISAGO-POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LONG PRAIRIE...LITTLE FALLS...
PRINCETON...MORA...FOLEY...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...AMERY...
BALSAM LAKE
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING... CONTINUING
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY AND TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX
  WITH RAIN FOR A TIME DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY. THE SNOW WILL
  TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...MOST AREAS 6 TO 10 INCHES WITH SOME 10 TO 12
  INCH AMOUNTS FROM LAKE MILLE LACS EASTWARD INTO NORTHWESTERN
  WISCONSIN.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTRY
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.

&&

$$

WIZ015-016-162100-
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BARRON-RUSK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RICE LAKE...BARRON...LADYSMITH
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING... CONTINUING
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN FOR A
  TIME DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS IN
  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THESE COUNTIES DUE TO RAINFALL MIXING IN
  WITH THE SNOW TODAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ054>057-162100-
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LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING...AND CONTINUE INTO
  TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY BECOME A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW...OR
  BECOME ALL RAIN FOR PART OF TODAY. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS ACROSS
  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THESE COUNTIES DUE TO RAINFALL MIXING IN
  WITH THE SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ058-059-162100-
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MEEKER-WRIGHT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY.

TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING...AND CONTINUE INTO
TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY BECOME A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW...OR
BECOME ALL RAIN FOR PART OF TODAY. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS ACROSS
  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THESE COUNTIES DUE TO RAINFALL MIXING IN
  WITH THE SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.


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.

&&

$$

MNZ041-047-048-162100-
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DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING...AND CONTINUE
  INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ061-063-WIZ023-162100-
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ANOKA-WASHINGTON-ST. CROIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAINE...STILLWATER...HUDSON...
NEW RICHMOND
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING...AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN
  DURING THE DAY ON BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT. THE
  SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES...BUT THIS IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT
  ON HOW MUCH RAIN OCCURS TODAY...A SHARP GRADIENT ON SNOWFALL
  TOTALS IS EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF THESE
  COUNTIES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

WIZ025-027-162100-
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DUNN-CHIPPEWA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MENOMONIE...BOYCEVILLE...
CHIPPEWA FALLS...BLOOMER
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING... AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY AND TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO
  RAIN DURING THE DAY BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW THIS
  EVENING. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES...BUT THIS IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT
  ON HOW MUCH RAIN OCCURS TODAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$








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