Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
335 PM CDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER RETURNS WITH A BURST OF HEAVY ACCUMULATING SNOW
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.A SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN...WILL SPREAD INTO CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MINNESOTA LATE SUNDAY MORNING AND INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN
BY EARLY AFTERNOON. THE PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY INTENSIFY AFTER
ITS ONSET...AND WILL FALL AS ALL SNOW THROUGH THE EVENING. HEAVY
SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND JUST SOUTH
OF INTERSTATE 94 AND NORTH OF THE MINNESOTA RIVER WHERE A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. THE HEAVIEST TOTALS SHOULD BE
CENTERED IN A NARROW BAND NEAR THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN TWIN
CITIES METRO...WHERE AN UPGRADE TO A WINTER STORM WARNING MAY BE
NECESSARY IN FUTURE FORECASTS.

MNZ049-051-057>063-066>070-076>078-085-WIZ023-024-026-220445-
/O.NEW.KMPX.WW.Y.0011.150322T1600Z-150323T0600Z/
STEARNS-SHERBURNE-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-
WASHINGTON-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-LE SUEUR-RICE-
GOODHUE-STEELE-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-PEPIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. CLOUD...ELK RIVER...WILLMAR...
LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...
STILLWATER...HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...
HASTINGS...LE SUEUR...FARIBAULT...RED WING...OWATONNA...HUDSON...
PRESCOTT...DURAND
335 PM CDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM
CDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11
AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY.

* TIMING: A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL QUICKLY BECOME MODERATE TO
  HEAVY SNOW BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY MID
  SUNDAY EVENING.

* SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES. LOCALIZED TOTALS
  EXCEEDING 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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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BORGHOFF/DWE


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