Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
332 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

...FREEZING RAIN THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS WITH A WINTRY
MIX THEREAFTER...

.A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR
MUCH OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA THROUGH PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
WISCONSIN. THE ADVISORY IS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM NEW ULM
THROUGH SHAKOPEE...EAGAN...STILLWATER...TO NEW RICHMOND
WISCONSIN. THIS INCLUDES THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR...THE
INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...AND THE INTERSTATE
94 CORRIDOR IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

LIGHT FREEZING RAIN ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA WILL SPREAD
NORTHWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA BY THIS
EVENING AS WELL AS EASTWARD INTO RIVER FALLS...MENOMONIE AND EAU CLAIRE.
ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE. THE AREA
FROM ALBERT LEA THROUGH RED WING TO EAU CLAIRE HAS THE BEST
CHANCE FOR THE HIGH END ICE ACCUMULATIONS.

THE FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN TO MIX WITH SNOW AND SLEET DURING THE
EVENING WITH A PERIOD OF SNOW DURING THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY
MORNING HOURS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 1.5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
FROM ST JAMES AND FAIRMONT ON NORTHEAST THROUGH EAU CLAIRE AND
CORNELL IN WESTERN WISCONSIN. HOWEVER...AS THE SNOW DIMINISHES
LATE TONIGHT...SOME LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE.

THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SLIPPERY TRAVEL
CONDITIONS AND MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA
TRAVEL TIME.

MNZ063-069-070-074>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ023>028-170545-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170117T1200Z/
WASHINGTON-SCOTT-DAKOTA-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-
WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF STILLWATER, SHAKOPEE, HASTINGS, NEW ULM,
ST PETER, LE SUEUR, FARIBAULT, RED WING, ST JAMES, MANKATO,
WASECA, OWATONNA, FAIRMONT, BLUE EARTH, ALBERT LEA, HUDSON,
RIVER FALLS, PRESCOTT, MENOMONIE, DURAND, CHIPPEWA FALLS,
AND EAU CLAIRE
332 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

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

* FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET INTO THIS EVENING WITH A CHANGEOVER TO
  SNOW DURING THE LATE EVENING. LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE POSSIBLE
  LATE IN THE NIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A GLAZE ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH WET SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1.5 INCHES.

* LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

* PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY 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.

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