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
341 AM CDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...WINTER WEATHER RETURNS WITH A BURST OF HEAVY ACCUMULATING SNOW
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN...WILL SPREAD INTO CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MINNESOTA LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN BY
EARLY AFTERNOON. THE PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY INTENSIFY AFTER
ITS ONSET...AND WILL FALL AS ALL SNOW THROUGH THE EVENING. HEAVY
SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND JUST SOUTH
OF INTERSTATE 94 AND NORTH OF THE MINNESOTA RIVER WHERE A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. THE HIGHEST TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE CENTERED IN A NARROW BAND JUST WEST AND SOUTH OF THE TWIN
CITIES METRO AREA...FROM NEAR HUTCHINSON AND BELLE
PLAINE...SOUTHEAST TO ZUMBROTA...WHERE ISOLATED TOTALS COULD
EXCEED 6 INCHES.

MNZ049-051-057>063-066>070-076>078-085-WIZ023-024-026-221700-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0011.150322T1600Z-150323T0600Z/
STEARNS-SHERBURNE-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-
WASHINGTON-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-LE SUEUR-RICE-
GOODHUE-STEELE-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-PEPIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. CLOUD...ELK RIVER...WILLMAR...
LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...
STILLWATER...HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...
HASTINGS...LE SUEUR...FARIBAULT...RED WING...OWATONNA...HUDSON...
PRESCOTT...DURAND
341 AM CDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY...

* TIMING: A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL QUICKLY BECOME MODERATE TO
  HEAVY SNOW BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY MID
  SUNDAY EVENING.

* SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES. LOCALIZED TOTALS
  EXCEEDING 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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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