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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
929 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...HIGH END WINTER STORM TAKING AIM AT THE UPPER MIDWEST THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...BRINGING HEAVY SNOW...STRONG
WINDS...AND BLOWING SNOW...

.What could be the strongest winter storm of the season is expected
to track across the Plains Thursday, to Iowa Thursday night, and
Wisconsin by Friday. Rain will develop across southern Minnesota
Thursday afternoon and early evening before changing to heavy snow
Thursday night through Friday. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches
per hour are likely within the intense snow band, which could
persist for several hours.

Snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are likely from southwest to
east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, with amounts
in excess of 12 inches possible. A Winter Storm Watch continues
for the area most likely to receive these amounts, but it could be
expanded northwestward in subsequent forecasts. In addition,
northeast winds Friday morning becoming north and northwest Friday
afternoon will gust as high as 40 mph. Blowing snow will further
reduce visibilities. If these winds materialize, blizzard
conditions should be expected in open areas.

The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
significantly impacted.

MNZ053-059>063-065>070-073>078-082>085-091-092-221200-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0000Z/
Chisago-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Renville-McLeod-
Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-
Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-
Including the cities of Center City, Monticello, Minneapolis,
Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska,
Shakopee, Hastings, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur,
Faribault, Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna,
Fairmont, and Blue Earth
929 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...Rain will turn to heavy snow Thursday evening and
continue through Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are likely, with amounts in
  excess of 12 inches possible.

* WINDS...Northeast to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
  mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible
  blizzard conditions.

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.

&&

$$

WIZ014>016-023>028-221200-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
929 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain will turn to snow Thursday evening and continue
  through Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are likely, with amounts in
  excess of 12 inches possible.

* WINDS...Northeast to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
  mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible
  blizzard conditions.

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.

&&

$$

BORGHOFF



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