Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
853 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY INTO EARLY
MONDAY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

.A BLIZZARD WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA INCLUDING THE CITIES OF REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...
MANKATO...FAIRMONT...AND ALBERT LEA. THIS ALSO INCLUDES
INTERSTATES 35 AND 90. DEEP SNOW PACK AND ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT WILL COMBINE WITH WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO
55 MPH TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
AT TIMES. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND ROAD CLOSURES ARE
POSSIBLE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WILLMAR...MADISON...BENSON...MORRIS...AND
ALEXANDRIA. A LESS IMPRESSIVE SNOW PACK AND RAINFALL ON SATURDAY
WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW TO
MATERIALIZE LATE SUNDAY...DESPITE WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH AND
LIGHT SNOW. SCATTERED AREAS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE STILL
POSSIBLE...AND IF IT IS MORE WIDESPREAD THAN CURRENTLY ANTICIPATED
AN UPGRADE TO A BLIZZARD WARNING WILL BE NECESSARY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS EAST OF THE
WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD WARNINGS FOR LIGHT SNOW AND AREAS OF
BLOWING SNOW DEVELOPING LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LASTING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP OVER THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ066-067-074>076-082>085-091>093-071200-
/O.UPG.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KMPX.BZ.W.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/
MCLEOD-SIBLEY-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-
STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...NEW ULM...
ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...ST. JAMES...MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...
FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
853 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO NOON CST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO NOON
CST MONDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AFTER 3 PM SUNDAY AND
  THEN DIMINISH AROUND NOON MONDAY.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE AND ROAD CLOSURES
  ARE POSSIBLE.

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.

$$

MNZ065-073-071200-
/O.UPG.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KMPX.BZ.W.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/
RENVILLE-REDWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS
853 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO NOON CST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO NOON
CST MONDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AROUND 3 PM SUNDAY AND
  THEN DIMINISH AROUND NOON MONDAY.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE AND ROAD CLOSURES
  ARE POSSIBLE.

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.

$$

MNZ041-047-048-054>058-064-071200-
/O.UPG.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KMPX.WS.W.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
MEEKER-YELLOW MEDICINE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...
MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...LITCHFIELD...
GRANITE FALLS
853 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO NOON CST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO NOON CST MONDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* EXPECT LIGHT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND NOON SUNDAY AND THEN
  DIMINISH AROUND NOON MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AROUND AN INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW IN AREAS WITH BETTER SNOW PACK.

* PLAN ON VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL.

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.

$$

MNZ042>045-049-050-071200-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0006.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LONG PRAIRIE...LITTLE FALLS...
PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY
853 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO
NOON CST MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO
NOON CST MONDAY.

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND NOON SUNDAY AND THEN DIMINISH
  AROUND NOON MONDAY.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.

* PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS.

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.

$$

MNZ051>053-059>063-068>070-077-078-071200-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0006.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/
SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-RICE-GOODHUE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...
MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...STILLWATER...
CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...FARIBAULT...RED WING
853 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO
NOON CST MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO
NOON CST MONDAY.

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND 3 PM SUNDAY AND THEN DIMINISH
  AROUND NOON MONDAY.

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

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.

* PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS.

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.

$$

BORGHOFF/JRB/REC



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