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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
945 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ON TUESDAY...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING WITH UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED. ADDITIONAL
SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AS WELL AS
WESTERN WISCONSIN TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION IN THESE AREAS WILL RANGE FROM
AROUND 1 TO 2 INCHES NEAR THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR WITH AROUND
3 INCHES ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA TUESDAY MORNING AND WESTERN WISCONSIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 MPH...
ARE LIKELY...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH
CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES
WILL BE FREQUENTLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE IN OPEN
AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD
TO HUTCHINSON...OWATONNA AND ALBERT LEA. A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING ACROSS
THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ047-048-054>056-064-031145-
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/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150303T1200Z/
STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS
945 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER
  OFF TUESDAY MORNING... AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD
  FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW
  AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY
  LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  A BIT BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
  WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 6 AM AND 9 AM AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ057-031145-
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/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150303T1500Z/
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WILLMAR
945 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST
TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER
  OFF TUESDAY MORNING... AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD
  FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW
  AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY
  LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  A BIT BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
  WILL DEVELOP AROUND 9 AM AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING..

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.

&&

$$

MNZ058-065>067-073>076-082>085-091>093-031145-
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MEEKER-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-
WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LITCHFIELD...OLIVIA...HUTCHINSON...
GAYLORD...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...
ST. JAMES...MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...
ALBERT LEA
945 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND TAPER OFF LATE TUESDAY
  MORNING...AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE
  STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY
  LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  A BIT BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
  WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON...AND WILL CONTINUE INTO
  TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS DEVELOPING.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ041>044-049-050-031145-
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DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-STEARNS-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...LONG PRAIRIE...
LITTLE FALLS...PRINCETON...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY
945 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
  LATE TUESDAY MORNING... AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A
  COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE MILE IN OPEN
  AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT ON TUESDAY WITH THE BLOWING
  SNOW AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

$$

MNZ045-051>053-059>063-068>070-077-078-WIZ014>016-023>028-031145-
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KANABEC-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-
WASHINGTON-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-RICE-GOODHUE-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORA...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...
CENTER CITY...MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...
STILLWATER...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...FARIBAULT...
RED WING...OSCEOLA...RICE LAKE...LADYSMITH...HUDSON...PRESCOTT...
MENOMONIE...DURAND...CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE
945 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM
CST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND TAPER OFF
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD
  FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE MILE IN OPEN
  AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT. THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON
  RUSH SHOULD BE IMPACTED BY THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

$$



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