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Ice Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Duluth MN
1031 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 continue to result in a wintry mixture of
freezing rain, sleet, and snow for much of northeast Minnesota and
parts of northwest Wisconsin. Portions of the Minnesota Arrowhead
continue to face an ice storm and could accumulate as much as
three quarters of an inch of icing from freezing rain. Lighter
amounts of freezing rain, as well as some sleet and light snow,
are likely for other parts of northeast Minnesota, including the
Twin Ports area, and northwest Wisconsin. Gusty north to
northeast winds through early this evening could bring down icy
trees branches, and pose a risk of power outages, especially near
the tip of the Arrowhead. The precipitation will generally begin
to lift north 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 early Thursday.

MNZ012-021-270145-
/O.CON.KDLH.IS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170427T0300Z/
Northern Cook/Northern Lake-Southern Cook/North Shore-
Including the cities of Isabella and Grand Marais
1031 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, and gradually
  diminish into this evening.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...around one quarter of an inch, but as much
  as three quarters of an inch.

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

* TEMPERATURES...In the mid 20s to low 30s.

* IMPACTS...Ice and snow accumulations will create treacherous
  driving conditions. The gusty winds and the weight of the ice and
  snow on tree limbs and power lines could produce scattered
  power outages.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
449 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-271000-
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
Pine-Douglas-Bayfield-Ashland-Iron-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
449 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A winter storm system will affect northeast Minnesota and
northwest Wisconsin today and tonight, bringing significant
freezing rain to parts of the region, as well as periods of sleet
and snow. A wintry mixture of freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain
has developed over the area overnight, and is expected to continue
today, even as more cold air moves into the area from Canada. Gusty
northerly winds will develop across the region. Eastern parts of
the Minnesota Arrowhead will likely get substantial icing from the
freezing rain, resulting in a quarter to as much as three
quarters of an inch of icing. An Ice Storm Warning is in effect
for parts of the Minnesota Arrowhead today and early this evening,
primarily for icing over Cook County. Other parts of the
Northland will see less freezing rain but more sleet and snow,
and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through today. The
threat shifts east to portions of northwest Wisconsin for tonight,
and a Winter Weather Advisory has been extended into tonight.
Please read the latest Winter Weather Messages for more
information on this storm.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Another major storm system could affect the Northland Sunday and
Monday. This system has the potential to bring several inches of
snow, along with possible icing. While it is still too early to
forecast specific amounts, this is one storm system that will need
to be watched closely. If you have travel plans over the weekend,
please monitor the latest forecasts throughout the week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Snow spotters are requested to report precipitation type, and
measurements of snow or ice accumulations to the National Weather
Service today and tonight. Spotters and the public can also report
precipitation type with the free M-PING smartphone app.

$$



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