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Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
407 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS OVER SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND
INTO PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

.A Blizzard Warning is in effect for south central Minnesota,
including the Mankato area, the I-90 corridor, and I-35 corridor
from around Faribault southward. A Winter Storm Warning is in
effect for portions of west central Wisconsin east of a line from
Red Wing to Ladysmith. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for
Dakota and Washington county in east central Minnesota and in St
Croix and Barron county in west central Wisconsin.

Snowfall totals between 6 and 12 inches are expected in the
warning areas with up to 6 inches in the advisory area. A few
totals could exceed a foot near the Iowa border.

In addition, wind speeds are expected to increase to 25 and
30 mph, with gusts around 40 mph across south central Minnesota
today. This will lead to significant blowing and drifting snow
and whiteout conditions.

The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
significantly impacted. Those traveling south into this band can
expect rapidly deteriorating travel conditions within a very
short distance. Weather conditions will slowly improve into the
evening across the area.

MNZ069-241115-
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Scott-
Including the city of Shakopee
407 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has
cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory.

Snowfall will be limited to an inch or two across the area today.
Heavier snow will fall south of the area.

$$

MNZ067-073-241115-
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Sibley-Redwood-
Including the cities of Gaylord and Redwood Falls
407 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has
cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory.

Heavier snow will fall across south central Minnesota into today.


$$

MNZ074>078-082>085-091>093-241815-
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Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-
Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault,
Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont,
Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
407 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* TIMING...Moderate to heavy snow will continue into at least this
  morning...tapering during the afternoon. The heavier
  accumulations will occur along the I90 corridor to near Red Wing.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are expected, with the
  heaviest totals along the Iowa border.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph
  resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible whiteout
  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.

&&

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WIZ016-024>028-241815-
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Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Ladysmith, River Falls, Prescott,
Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
407 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* TIMING...Moderate to heavy snow will continue through the
  day...with the heavier accumulation this morning around Eau
  Claire.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are expected, with the
  highest totals from near Red Wing and Eau Claire.

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph resulting in
  areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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.

&&

$$

WIZ015-023-241815-
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Barron-St. Croix-
Including the cities of Rice Lake and Hudson
407 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...Periods of snow expected today...ending this evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 5 inches, with the heaviest amounts in
  the southeast portions of the county.

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph may result in
  areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ063-070-241815-
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Washington-Dakota-
Including the cities of Stillwater and Hastings
407 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...Snow will spread mainly across the southern portions
of the county today.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 6 inches, with the heaviest amounts
  in the southern portions of the county.

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph may result in
  areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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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