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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

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

.A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS 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
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT 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 REMAINS 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 LATER TODAY...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 THIS AFTERNOON AND LASTING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
OVER THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ076-083>085-092-093-071700-
/O.EXT.KMPX.BZ.W.0002.160208T0100Z-160208T1800Z/
LE SUEUR-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LE SUEUR...MANKATO...WASECA...
OWATONNA...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AFTER 7 PM THIS EVENING
  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. 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>067-073>075-082-091-071700-
/O.EXT.KMPX.BZ.W.0002.160207T2200Z-160208T1800Z/
RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OLIVIA...HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...
REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AFTER 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON
  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. 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.

$$

MNZ041-047-048-055-071700-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WS.W.0002.160207T2000Z-160208T1800Z/
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-SWIFT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...BENSON
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT LIGHT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON 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.

$$

MNZ054-056>058-064-071700-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WS.W.0002.160207T2200Z-160208T1800Z/
LAC QUI PARLE-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-YELLOW MEDICINE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...
LITCHFIELD...GRANITE FALLS
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT LIGHT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON 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>045-049-050-071700-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WW.Y.0006.160207T2200Z-160208T1800Z/
TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LONG PRAIRIE...LITTLE FALLS...
PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO NOON CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN
  DIMINISH AROUND NOON MONDAY.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 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 AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE 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>070-077-078-071700-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WW.Y.0006.160208T0100Z-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
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO NOON CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND 7 PM THIS EVENING 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 AND BLOWING 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.

$$

JRB



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