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

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

.CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING IN THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL BE SOUTH
OF THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY WHERE 5-7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. A
WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS AREA FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 3
PM WEDNESDAY. SNOWFALL WILL BE HEAVIEST TUESDAY EVENING WHEN
SNOWFALL RATES OF 0.5-0.75" PER HOUR ARE FORECAST ACROSS THE WATCH
AREA. SNOW WILL MOVE EAST OF THE AREA BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING BUT
INCREASINGLY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL LEAD TO A THREAT FOR BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW INTO THE AFTERNOON. 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>093-230500-
/O.NEW.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
254 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WATCH, WHICH IS 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 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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