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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND
WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR
AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM ST. CLOUD TO CAMBRIDGE IN
MINNESOTA...AND FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 8 IN
WISCONSIN...INCLUDING LUCK...RICE LAKE AND LADYSMITH.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ALSO IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT JUST
TO THE WEST AND SOUTH OF THE WARNING AREA...STRETCHING FROM
GRANITE FALLS...REDWOOD FALLS...NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA... AND THE
TWIN CITIES IN MINNESOTA...TO MENOMONIE AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN.

SNOW HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
AND ADJOINING AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND WARM FRONT. THE SNOW WILL BE
HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING FROM WEST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN OR AT LEAST A MIX OF
RAIN AND SNOW TODAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA METRO EASTWARD THROUGH NEW RICHMOND...MENOMONIE AND
CORNELL. A VERY TIGHT GRADIENT IN SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IS
EXPECTED GIVEN DUE TO A SHARPLY DEFINED RAIN/SNOW LINE.

OVERALL...6 TO 10 INCHES OF WET SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE WARNING AREA WITH SOME 10 TO 12 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
FROM LAKE MILLE LACS EASTWARD INTO WISCONSIN. SNOW AMOUNTS OF
3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA...BUT A SHARP
GRADIENT TO LESSER AMOUNTS WILL BE SEEN ALONG THE SOUTHERN
PERIPHERY OF THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ042>045-049>053-WIZ014-170000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-
CHISAGO-POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LONG PRAIRIE...LITTLE FALLS...
PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...
CENTER CITY...AMERY...BALSAM LAKE
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...SOME HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN FOR A BRIEF PERIOD
  EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS IN
  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THESE COUNTIES DUE TO RAINFALL MIXING IN
  WITH THE SNOW TODAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

WIZ015-016-170000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-140417T1200Z/
BARRON-RUSK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RICE LAKE...BARRON...LADYSMITH
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE...WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN FOR A BRIEF
  PERIOD EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS IN
  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THESE COUNTIES DUE TO RAINFALL MIXING IN
  WITH THE SNOW TODAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ060-062-066-068-170000-
/O.EXA.KMPX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
HENNEPIN-RAMSEY-MCLEOD-CARVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MINNEAPOLIS...ST. PAUL...HUTCHINSON...
CHASKA
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4
AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT...POSSIBLY
  HEAVY AT TIMES. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN DURING
  THE DAY ON BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT. THE SNOW
  WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES...BUT THIS IS HIGHLY
  DEPENDENT ON HOW MUCH RAIN OCCURS TODAY...A SHARP GRADIENT ON
  SNOWFALL TOTALS IS EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF
  THESE COUNTIES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ064-065-073-170000-
/O.EXA.KMPX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-140417T0300Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10
PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT
  TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ041-047-048-054>057-170000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-140417T0300Z/
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...
MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT
  TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ058-059-061-063-WIZ023-170000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
MEEKER-WRIGHT-ANOKA-WASHINGTON-ST. CROIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...BLAINE...
STILLWATER...HUDSON...NEW RICHMOND
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT...POSSIBLY
  HEAVY AT TIMES. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN DURING
  THE DAY ON BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT. THE SNOW
  WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES...BUT THIS IS HIGHLY
  DEPENDENT ON HOW MUCH RAIN OCCURS TODAY...A SHARP GRADIENT ON
  SNOWFALL TOTALS IS EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF
  THESE COUNTIES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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.

&&

$$

WIZ025-027-170000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-140417T1200Z/
DUNN-CHIPPEWA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MENOMONIE...BOYCEVILLE...
CHIPPEWA FALLS...BLOOMER
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY AND
  TONIGHT...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR
  CHANGE TO RAIN DURING THE DAY BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW
  THIS EVENING. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES...BUT THIS IS HIGHLY
  DEPENDENT ON HOW MUCH RAIN OCCURS TODAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

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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