Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
743 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA NORTHEAST INTO CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA. INTENSE
SNOW RATES ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THIS BAND AND A FEW INCHES WILL
LIKELY FALL WITHIN A 6 HOUR PERIOD LATE TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOW
WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA LATE
TONIGHT AND PERSIST INTO EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE FORECAST AREA WIDE WITH THE
HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO NORTHWESTERN
WISCONSIN.

OF EVEN MORE IMPORTANCE IS AN ARCTIC FRONT THAT WILL PUSH THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS AS
HIGH AS 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL
AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE FREQUENTLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN 1/4 MILE IN
OPEN AREAS.

A BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD TO
HUTCHINSON...LE CENTER...AND OWATONNA. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
IS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA AND
WESTERN WISCONSIN LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

MNZ047-048-054>056-064-022145-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1200Z-150304T0300Z/
/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
743 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING...
  AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 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 BE DIFFICULT TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW
  BUT WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH DEVELOPING BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ057-022145-
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/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150303T1500Z/
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WILLMAR
743 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING...
  AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 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.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW
  BUT WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH DEVELOPING BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

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>093-022145-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
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
743 AM 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 TUESDAY
  MORNING...AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG
  WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 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 DEVELOPING
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

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>044-049-050-022145-
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DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-STEARNS-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...LONG PRAIRIE...
LITTLE FALLS...PRINCETON...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY
743 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 PM CST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING...
  AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 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 TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW
  AND TUESDAY WITH THE 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.

&&

$$

MNZ045-051>053-059>063-068>070-077-078-WIZ014>016-023>028-022145-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0900Z-150304T0300Z/
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
743 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 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. THE MORNING RUSH MAY BE
  SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY SNOW AND THE AFTERNOON RUSH MAY BE
  IMPACTED WITH 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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