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

...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL
WISCONSIN TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO SOUTHERN MINNESOTA EARLY THIS
MORNING AND REACH THE TWIN CITIES AND ADJOINING AREAS OF WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN AROUND NOON. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY ACROSS
THESE AREAS DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS AND
PERSIST INTO THE EARLY EVENING. THE EVENING COMMUTE WILL BE
DIFFICULT. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL ALSO BE ON THE INCREASE TODAY WITH
SPEEDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THIS WILL
RESULT IN BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE FAR SOUTH BY
LATE THIS MORNING AND LASTING THROUGH MUCH OF TONIGHT.

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE FORECAST ALONG AND
SOUTH OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS...TO MINNEAPOLIS...TO LUCK
WISCONSIN BY LATE THIS EVENING. THE HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
COMBINED WITH BRISK NORTH WINDS WILL RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR TODAY AND 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 LITCHFIELD...THE TWIN CITIES METRO...TO LUCK
WISCONSIN. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT TO THE NORTH OF
THE BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM WARNING AREAS. AROUND 3 INCHES OF
SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA ALONG WITH SOME BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW.

MNZ061-WIZ014-021745-
/O.UPG.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
/O.EXA.KMPX.WS.W.0001.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
ANOKA-POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAINE...OSCEOLA
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 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 FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON TODAY AND THEN
  DIMINISH AFTER 3 AM WEDNESDAY.

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

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

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

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.

&&

$$

MNZ073-074-082>085-091>093-021745-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0001.160202T1200Z-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
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO BEGIN DEVELOPING AROUND 9 AM THIS
  MORNING AND THEN DIMINISH AROUND 6 AM WEDNESDAY.

* 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 12 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.

$$

MNZ060-062-063-067>070-075>078-WIZ015-016-023>028-021745-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0001.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
HENNEPIN-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-NICOLLET-
LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-BARRON-RUSK-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-
CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MINNEAPOLIS...ST. PAUL...STILLWATER...
GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...
FARIBAULT...RED WING...RICE LAKE...LADYSMITH...HUDSON...
PRESCOTT...MENOMONIE...DURAND...CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON TODAY AND THEN
  DIMINISH AFTER 3 AM WEDNESDAY.

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

* 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.

$$

MNZ044-045-049-050-054>057-021745-
/O.EXA.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY...
MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY.

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND NOON AND THEN DIMINISH 3 AM
  WEDNESDAY.

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

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

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

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.

$$

MNZ051>053-058-059-064>066-021745-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0005.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-MEEKER-WRIGHT-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-
MCLEOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...
LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...HUTCHINSON
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP AROUND NOON AND THEN DIMINISH AFTER 3 AM
  WEDNESDAY.

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

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

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

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.

$$

RAH/SPD


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