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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES DOWN TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT
TIMES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN TONIGHT...

.THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE HENNEPIN
COUNTY...AND ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR AREAS
ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM LITCHFIELD...TO HAM LAKE... TO
NORTH BRANCH IN MINNESOTA...AND FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF
HIGHWAY 8 IN WISCONSIN...INCLUDING LUCK...RICE LAKE AND LADYSMITH.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ALSO IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT JUST
TO THE WEST AND SOUTH OF THE WARNING AREA...STRETCHING FROM
GRANITE FALLS...TO REDWOOD FALLS...TO NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA...AND
AND ST PAUL IN MINNESOTA...TO MENOMONIE AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING BEFORE
DIMINISHING FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT. A VERY TIGHT GRADIENT IN
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IS EXPECTED GIVEN DUE TO A SHARPLY DEFINED
RAIN SNOW LINE.

OVERALL...6 TO 10 INCHES OF WET SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE WARNING AREA...WITH NARROW BANDS OF 12 TO 15 INCHES
FROM SAUK CENTRE TO ONAMIA...AND FROM LITCHFIELD...TO
ANNANDALE...TO CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCETON.

SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY
AREA...BUT A SHARP GRADIENT TO LESSER AMOUNTS WILL BE SEEN ALONG
THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ060-170600-
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HENNEPIN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MINNEAPOLIS
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.


* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.
  THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 IN NORTHERN HENNEPIN
  COUNTY...2 TO 5 IN SOUTHERN HENNEPIN.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

MNZ042-043-049>051-058-059-170600-
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TODD-MORRISON-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-MEEKER-WRIGHT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LONG PRAIRIE...LITTLE FALLS...
ST. CLOUD...FOLEY...ELK RIVER...LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...SOME HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES. NARROW BANDS OF 12 TO 15 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

MNZ044-045-052-053-061-WIZ014-170600-
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MILLE LACS-KANABEC-ISANTI-CHISAGO-ANOKA-POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRINCETON...MORA...CAMBRIDGE...
CENTER CITY...BLAINE...AMERY...BALSAM LAKE
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...SOME HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES. NARROW BANDS OF 12 TO 15 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

WIZ015-016-170600-
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BARRON-RUSK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RICE LAKE...BARRON...LADYSMITH
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE...WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...
  WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

MNZ041-047-048-054>057-064-065-073-170300-
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DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...
MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT
  TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TONIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ062-063-WIZ023-170600-
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RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-ST. CROIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. PAUL...STILLWATER...HUDSON...
NEW RICHMOND
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...POSSIBLY HEAVY
  AT TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ066-068-170600-
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MCLEOD-CARVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HUTCHINSON...CHASKA
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT... POSSIBLY HEAVY
  AT TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 6 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

WIZ025-027-170600-
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DUNN-CHIPPEWA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MENOMONIE...BOYCEVILLE...
CHIPPEWA FALLS...BLOOMER
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY AND
  TONIGHT...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
  EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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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