Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
305 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STRONG WINDS GENERATING BLOWING SNOW SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.A BLIZZARD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST AND
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WATCH IS WEST OF A LINE FROM ALEXANDRIA TO
REDWOOD FALLS...TO FAIRMONT.

A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM THAT WILL AFFECT THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND
UPPER MIDWEST THIS WEEKEND...WILL PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 40 TO 50 MPH IN THE WATCH AREA. LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP
SUNDAY MORNING...AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY IN THE WATCH AREA.
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES BEFORE
TAPERING OFF TO FLURRIES LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

THERE IS A CONCERN THAT HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY WILL CREATE
A CRUST ON THE SNOWPACK...LIMITING THE BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED
VISIBILITIES. HOWEVER...THE LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED BEFORE THE
STRONGER WINDS DEVELOP...MAY ALLOW FOR SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW IN THE WATCH AREA.

MNZ041-047-048-055-060515-
/O.NEW.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1500Z-160208T1200Z/
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-SWIFT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...BENSON
305 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
  LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

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

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING THE
  MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

MNZ054-056-064-065-073-074-082-091-060515-
/O.NEW.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1200Z/
LAC QUI PARLE-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-BROWN-
WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
305 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING THE
  MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

JLT/DE



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