Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1210 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA THROUGH
6 PM...

...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH 6 PM ACROSS PORTIONS
OF WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...

.A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM FOR AREAS WEST
OF REDWOOD FALLS TO NEW ULM AND BLUE EARTH MINNESOTA. WIND GUSTS
NEAR 55 MPH WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT
TIMES IN THE BLIZZARD WARNING AREA. DIFFICULT TO NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE
VERY DIFFICULT THROUGH THE MORNING.

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM FOR
AREAS WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD TO LITCHFIELD...TO NEW
PRAGUE...SOUTH TO ALBERT LEA DUE TO SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW
CONTINUING. WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF
50 MPH IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON.

MNZ073-074-082-091-090000-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...
FAIRMONT
1210 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 6 PM.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN IN INCH EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT OR NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG
WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...
MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. 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.

$$

MNZ047-048-054>058-064>069-075>077-083>085-092-093-090000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-NICOLLET-
LE SUEUR-RICE-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...LITCHFIELD...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...
HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...
FARIBAULT...MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
1210 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* EXPECT OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN IN INCH EXPECTED.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 TO 40 MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING
  SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS.

* PLAN ON REDUCED VISIBILITY AT TIMES AND SLIPPERY ROAD
  CONDITIONS.

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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