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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
434 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-221045-
KOOCHICHING-NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-
NORTHERN ITASCA-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-
SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-NORTHERN CASS-SOUTHERN ITASCA-
SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTHERN AITKIN-
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-
BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
434 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT SNOWFALL MIXED WITH FREEZING DRIZZLE AT TIME WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH MID DAY TODAY IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA..ESPECIALLY NORTH OF
HIGHWAY 2. MOST LOCATIONS IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA CAN EXPECT AN
ADDITIONAL DUSTING TO A HALF INCH THIS MORNING...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF
UP TO AN INCH OR SO IN THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS TO ELY REGION.

ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE UP THROUGH THE
NORTHLAN TODAY...BEGINNING IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AS SNOW EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON. THIS EVENING SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO A MIX OF RAIN AND
SNOW ACROSS NORTHERN MINNESOTA. SOME SLEET MAY ALSO MIX
IN...ESPECIALLY IN THE BRAINERD LAKES REGION TO INTERNATIONAL
FALLS REGION AND AREAS WEST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A LONG DURATION PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH
CHRISTMAS EVE...WITH THE POTENTIAL TO IMPACT THE HOLIDAY TRAVEL
PERIOD. TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO BE IN THE 30S DURING THIS TIME...SO A
MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. THERE REMAINS UNCERTAINTY ON
THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THE STORM AS WELL. THE SNOWFALL FORECAST
WILL CONTINUE TO BE REFINED THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

AT THIS TIME...THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR SNOWFALL TOTALS OVER THE
THREE DAY PERIOD IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES IS ACROSS THE ACROSS THE
MINNESOTA ARROWHEAD REGION...MAINLY ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN INLAND
FROM LAKE SUPERIOR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SNOWFALL AND FREEZING DRIZZLE REPORTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED AND
CAN BE SHARED WITH US VIA PHONE...FACEBOOK...OR TWITTER. IN
ADDITION...REAL TIME REPORTS OF PRECIPITATION TYPE CAN BE
SUBMITTED USING THE FREE M PING SMART PHONE APP.

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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
343 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE ARROWHEAD MONDAY AND TUESDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST
EARLY THIS UPCOMING WEEK. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW
TO THE ARROWHEAD EARLY MONDAY THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR TOTAL SNOWFALL OF MORE THAN 6 INCHES
FOR PARTS OF THE ARROWHEAD. MOIST SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY FLOW
OVER THE LAKE SUPERIOR INTO THE ARROWHEAD WILL HELP CONTRIBUTE TO
THIS SNOWFALL. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY BE WET AND HEAVY DUE TO THE
RELATIVELY WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 30S. THERE IS
STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS POTENTIAL STORM BECAUSE MELTING
COULD AFFECT TOTAL SNOWFALL. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMEST ALONG
HIGHWAY 61 AND THE NEARBY LAKE SHORE. THEREFORE...THE GREATEST
SNOW TOTALS WOULD LIKELY FALL IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE
ARROWHEAD WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLDER.

MNZ012-020-021-211745-
/O.CON.KDLH.WS.A.0014.141222T0600Z-141224T0000Z/
NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-
SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ISABELLA...TWO HARBORS...GRAND MARAIS
343 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...THE MINNESOTA ARROWHEAD...INCLUDING TWO HARBORS...
  SILVER BAY...LUTSEN...GRAND MARAIS...AND GRAND PORTAGE.

* TIMING...EARLY MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR MORE THAN 6 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT DUE TO THE SNOW AND LOWER
  VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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