Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1113 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

.SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 11 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND
SOUTH OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS...TO MINNEAPOLIS...TO
CUMBERLAND WISCONSIN ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVY
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL COMBINE WITH BRISK NORTH WINDS TO
YIELD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY
REDUCTIONS.

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...GENERALLY FROM REDWOOD FALLS...TO MANKATO...
TO OWATONNA...WHERE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
45 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR
LESS. TO THE NORTH AND EAST...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT
...GENERALLY FROM A GRANITE FALLS...TO LITCHFIELD...TO TWIN
CITIES METRO...TO RICE LAKE WISCONSIN LINE. A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT JUST SLIGHTLY NORTH OF THE BLIZZARD WARNING
AND WINTER STORM WARNING AREAS.

MNZ073-074-082>085-091>093-021300-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0001.160202T1200Z-160203T1200Z/
REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...
MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
1113 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM
CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AROUND 6 AM TUESDAY AND
  THEN DIMINISH AROUND 6 AM WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 11 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

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
THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

$$

MNZ060-062-063-067>070-075>078-WIZ015-016-023>028-021300-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0001.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
HENNEPIN-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-NICOLLET-
LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-BARRON-RUSK-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-
CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MINNEAPOLIS...ST. PAUL...STILLWATER...
GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...
FARIBAULT...RED WING...RICE LAKE...LADYSMITH...HUDSON...
PRESCOTT...MENOMONIE...DURAND...CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE
1113 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TUESDAY TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND 9 AM TUESDAY AND THEN DIMINISH
  AROUND 6 AM WEDNESDAY.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM
  TUESDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOOK FOR SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS...INCLUDING DURING THE
  EVENING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

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 THE STATE YOU ARE
CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

$$

MNZ051>053-058-059-061-064>066-WIZ014-021300-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-MEEKER-WRIGHT-ANOKA-YELLOW MEDICINE-
RENVILLE-MCLEOD-POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...
LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...BLAINE...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...
HUTCHINSON...OSCEOLA
1113 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TUESDAY TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND 9 AM TUESDAY AND THEN DIMINISH
  AROUND 6 AM WEDNESDAY.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM
  TUESDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

* PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS...INCLUDING DURING THE
  EVENING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

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 THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

$$



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