Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
701 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...LOCALIZED SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH PER HOUR...
...SNOWFALL TAPERING OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT...

.TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING AS WINDS
INCREASE FROM THE NORTH...WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH EXPECTED AT
TIMES. BANDS OF SNOW...SOME PRODUCING ONE HALF TO LOCALLY ONE INCH
PER HOUR RATES...WILL TAPER OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY
WINDS AND NEWLY FALLEN SNOW WILL CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN
PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA OVERNIGHT.

VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES IN
THE BLIZZARD WARNED AREA...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN COUNTRY.

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE FORECAST ALONG AND
SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS...TO BUFFALO...TO
MINNEAPOLIS...TO RUSH CITY BY LATE THIS EVENING. LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW ARE FORECAST IN THE SOUTHERN
SUBURBS OF THE TWIN CITIES.

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR AREAS OF
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH
OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS...TO MANKATO...TO OWATONNA...WHERE
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED
TO REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. A WINTER
STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM GRANITE
FALLS...TO JUST WEST OF THE TWIN CITIES METRO...TO RUSH CITY...
EAST INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN
EFFECT TO THE NORTH OF THE BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM WARNING
AREAS. TWO TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA
ALONG WITH SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

MNZ073-074-082>085-091>093-030615-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...
MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
701 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF TONIGHT.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THE
  HIGH END SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE NEAR NEW ULM...ST JAMES AND
  MANKATO WHERE LOCALLY A FOOT OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE OVERNIGHT.

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. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR
THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

$$

MNZ053-059>063-065>070-075>078-WIZ014>016-023>028-030615-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-
SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-POLK-
BARRON-RUSK-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTER CITY...MONTICELLO...
MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...STILLWATER...OLIVIA...
HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...ST. PETER...
LE SUEUR...FARIBAULT...RED WING...OSCEOLA...RICE LAKE...
LADYSMITH...HUDSON...PRESCOTT...MENOMONIE...DURAND...
CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE
701 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING AFTER
  MIDNIGHT.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 7 AND 9 PM.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOOK FOR SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT.

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.

$$

MNZ044-045-049>052-054>058-064-030615-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-LAC QUI PARLE-
SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-YELLOW MEDICINE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY...
ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...
LITCHFIELD...GRANITE FALLS
701 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW THIS EVENING WILL TAPER OFF AFTER
  MIDNIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH
  THE HIGH END SNOW AMOUNTS STRETCHING FROM GRANITE FALLS ON
  NORTHEAST TO CAMBRIDGE.

* LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

* PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 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.

$$

JLT



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