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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
106 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...THE EVENING COMMUTE WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY CHALLENGING...

.TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO ONE TO ONE AND A HALF INCH
PER HOUR SNOWFALL RATES...ALONG WITH BLOWING SNOW...WILL PLAGUE
SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN INTO THE
EVENING HOURS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED DOWN TO ONE QUARTER
MILE AT TIMES. NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WILL RESULT IN
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 13 INCHES ARE FORECAST ALONG AND
SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS...TO BUFFALO...TO
MINNEAPOLIS...TO RUSH CITY BY LATE THIS EVENING.

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.

MNZ053-059-065-066-030315-
/O.UPG.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
/O.EXA.KMPX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
CHISAGO-WRIGHT-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTER CITY...MONTICELLO...OLIVIA...
HUTCHINSON
106 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW..WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

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

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 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...INCLUDING DURING THE
  EVENING COMMUTE.

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.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ073-074-082>085-091>093-030315-
/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
106 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 13 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THE
  HIGH END SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE ALONG THE I-90 CORRIDOR.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE EVENING COMMUTE.

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.

$$

MNZ060>063-067>070-075>078-WIZ014>016-023>028-030315-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-
NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-
DUNN-PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...
STILLWATER...GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...ST. PETER...
LE SUEUR...FARIBAULT...RED WING...OSCEOLA...RICE LAKE...
LADYSMITH...HUDSON...PRESCOTT...MENOMONIE...DURAND...
CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE
106 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 3 AM WEDNESDAY.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOOK FOR SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS...INCLUDING DURING THE
  EVENING COMMUTE.

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>058-064-030315-
/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
106 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON AND PERSIST
  THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 3 PM AND 9 PM.

* 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...INCLUDING DURING THE
  EVENING COMMUTE.

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.

$$



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