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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
244 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ON TUESDAY...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY LATE
TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WITH UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW
EXPECTED. ADDITIONAL SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AS WELL AS WESTERN WISCONSIN TONIGHT AND
PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION IN THESE AREAS WILL RANGE FROM
AROUND 2 INCHES NEAR THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR WITH 3 TO 4 INCHES
ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA TUESDAY MORNING AND WESTERN WISCONSIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 MPH...
ARE LIKELY...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH
CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES
WILL BE FREQUENTLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE IN OPEN
AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD
TO HUTCHINSON...OWATONNA AND ALBERT LEA. A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING ACROSS
THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ047-048-054>056-064-030445-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1200Z-150304T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150303T1200Z/
STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS
244 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY AT
  TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING... AS
  NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS
  WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY
  LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  A BIT BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
  WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 6 AM AND 9 AM AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW
  BUT WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  DEVELOPING.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ057-030445-
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/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150303T1500Z/
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WILLMAR
244 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY AT
  TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING... AS
  NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS
  WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY LESS
  THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE A BIT
  BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  DEVELOP AROUND 9 AM AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW
  BUT WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  DEVELOPING.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ058-065>067-073>076-082>085-091>093-030445-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
MEEKER-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-
WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LITCHFIELD...OLIVIA...HUTCHINSON...
GAYLORD...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...
ST. JAMES...MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...
ALBERT LEA
244 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND TAPER OFF TUESDAY
  MORNING...AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE
  STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY
  LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  A BIT BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
  WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON...AND WILL CONTINUE INTO
  TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS DEVELOPING.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ041>044-049-050-030445-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150304T0300Z/
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-STEARNS-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...LONG PRAIRIE...
LITTLE FALLS...PRINCETON...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY
244 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 PM CST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY AT
  TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING... AS
  NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS
  WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE MILE IN OPEN
  AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT LATE TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY
  SNOW AND TUESDAY WITH THE BLOWING SNOW AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

$$

MNZ045-051>053-059>063-068>070-077-078-WIZ014>016-023>028-030445-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0900Z-150304T0300Z/
KANABEC-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-
WASHINGTON-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-RICE-GOODHUE-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORA...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...
CENTER CITY...MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...
STILLWATER...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...FARIBAULT...
RED WING...OSCEOLA...RICE LAKE...LADYSMITH...HUDSON...PRESCOTT...
MENOMONIE...DURAND...CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE
244 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM
CST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND TAPER OFF TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON...AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT.
  THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH
  TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE MILE IN OPEN
  AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT. THE MORNING RUSH MAY BE
  SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY THE SNOW AND THE AFTERNOON RUSH MAY BE
  IMPACTED BY THE BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

$$



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