Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Duluth MN
406 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...ICE STORM FOR PARTS OF THE ARROWHEAD TODAY...AND A WINTRY
MIXTURE FOR OTHER PARTS OF NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN...

.The Northland will see a complex weather situation continue today
and tonight. A surge of warm and humid air aloft from the south will
combine with cold surface air coming from Canada. This combination
will mean a wintry mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow for
much of northeast Minnesota and parts of far northwest Wisconsin.
Portions of the Minnesota Arrowhead face an ice storm, and will
likely get over a quarter inch of icing from freezing rain, but as
much as three quarters of an inch. Lighter amounts of freezing
rain, as well as some sleet and light snow, are likely for other
parts of northeast Minnesota, including the Duluth area, and
northwest Wisconsin. Gusty north to northeast winds could bring
down icy trees and branches, and pose a risk of power outages.
The risk of freezing rain to roads will be less than the threat of
icing to trees, because the relatively warm road temperatures
will cool slower than the air temperature. Exposed bridges would
likely be the first stretches of roads to see any icing. The worst
conditions of the storm will likely be this morning, with
additional icing expected tonight into early Thursday morning. The
precipitation will generally begin to lift out of the Northland
this afternoon, with lighter amounts lingering for tonight and
early Thursday. Motorists should be prepared for difficult travel
conditions to continue today through tonight and early Thursday.

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Northern Cook/Northern Lake-Southern Cook/North Shore-
Including the cities of Isabella and Grand Marais
406 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...The eastern half of the Minnesota Arrowhead,
  including the Grand Portage and Grand Marais areas.

* TIMING...Freezing rain mixed with sleet and snow are expected to
  continue through at least early afternoon. The worst conditions
  will be this morning.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...around one half of an inch, with locally
  higher values in some locations.

* WINDS...Northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...In the middle to upper 20s

* IMPACTS...Ice and snow covered roadways will become
  treacherous and impassable. Widespread power outages are
  likely due to the weight of the ice and snow on tree limbs and
  power lines. The outages could last for days in some areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Ice Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations
will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly
discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted. If you
must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will
likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches that
add to the danger.

&&

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Ashland-Iron-
Including the cities of Ashland and Hurley
406 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM CDT THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for freezing rain...sleet and snow...which is in
effect from 7 PM this evening to 10 AM CDT Thursday.

* LOCATIONS...Ashland and Iron counties, including the cities of
  Ashland and Hurley.

* TIMING...Rain will change to freezing rain and sleet this
  evening, possibly mixing snow at times, and continue through
  early Thursday morning...even as precipitation diminishes.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...up to one quarter of an inch.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...up to 1 inch.

* WINDS...North 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Ice and snow accumulations will create slippery road
  conditions and difficult travel conditions. There could be
  isolated power outages.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory for mixed precipitation means a mixture
of freezing rain...snow and sleet is expected. Small accumulations
of snow and ice are expected on untreated roads and sidewalks.
Anyone with travel plans should be prepared for slippery roads and
reduced visibility. Slow down when driving and allow for extra
stopping distance because you may lose control of your vehicle if
you try to slow down or stop quickly.

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North Cass-South Cass-Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-
Including the cities of Walker, Pine River, Brainerd, Hill City,
and Aitkin
406 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for freezing rain....sleet and snow...which is
in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* LOCATIONS...Portions of North Central Minnesota, including the
  Brainerd Lakes and Leech lakes region.

* TIMING...A wintry mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow is
  falling this morning...and is expected to continue through at
  least early this afternoon.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...up to a tenth of an inch.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...up to 1 inch.

* WINDS...North 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Ice and snow accumulations may create slippery road
  conditions and difficult travel conditions. There could be
  isolated power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory for mixed precipitation means a mixture
of freezing rain...snow and sleet is expected. Small
accumulations of snow and ice are expected on untreated roads and
sidewalks. Anyone with travel plans should be prepared for
slippery roads and reduced visibility. Slow down when driving and
allow for extra stopping distance because you may lose control of
your vehicle if you try to slow down or stop quickly.

&&

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Carlton/South St. Louis-Douglas-Bayfield-
Including the cities of Duluth, Superior, Washburn, and Bayfield
406 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...Areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin near the head of
  Lake Superior, including the Twin Ports and Cloquet areas, and
  inland areas into Bayfield County.

* TIMING...Rain will change to freezing rain and sleet early this
  morning and continue through at least early afternoon.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...up to one quarter of an inch.

* WINDS...Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Ice and snow accumulations may create slippery road
  conditions and difficult travel conditions. There could be
  isolated power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory for mixed precipitation means a mixture
of freezing rain...snow and sleet is expected. Small
accumulations of snow and ice are expected on untreated roads and
sidewalks. Anyone with travel plans should be prepared for
slippery roads and reduced visibility. Slow down when driving and
allow for extra stopping distance because you may lose control of
your vehicle if you try to slow down or stop quickly.

&&

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Koochiching-North St. Louis-North Itasca-Central St. Louis-
Southern Lake/North Shore-South Itasca-
Including the cities of International Falls, Ely, Bigfork,
Hibbing, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, and Grand Rapids
406 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...Northern Minnesota, including parts of north-
  central and northeast Minnesota, including International
  Falls, Ely, the Iron Range, and southern portions of the North
  Shore.

* TIMING...A wintry mixture of sleet...freezing rain and snow will
  continue through this afternoon before diminishing this evening.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...up to a tenth of an inch.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 4 inches, primarily for areas north of
  the Iron Range.

* WINDS...Northeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Snow...sleet and ice accumulations may create
slippery road conditions and difficult travel conditions. There
could be isolated power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory for mixed precipitation means a mixture
of freezing rain...snow and sleet is expected. Small
accumulations of snow and ice are expected on untreated roads and
sidewalks. Anyone with travel plans should be prepared for
slippery roads and reduced visibility. Slow down when driving and
allow for extra stopping distance because you may lose control of
your vehicle if you try to slow down or stop quickly.

&&

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