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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
352 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE...

.A POTENT SPRING STORM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING SNOW...HEAVY AT
TIMES...TO NORTHERN WISCONSIN AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR OVER MOST OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN AND
INTO FAR EASTERN MINNESOTA. HEAVY SNOW...WILL CONTINUE INTO
TONIGHT WITH ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 10 INCHES FALLING JUST
TONIGHT FROM EXTREME EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO NORTHERN WISCONSIN.
THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST THROUGH MINNESOTA AND FAR
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN TONIGHT...BUT LAST INTO THURSDAY OVER THE
ARROWHEAD AND OVER THE REST OF NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...WILL BE GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS...WHICH
MAY GUSTS TO 40 OR 45 MPH CLOSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR. THESE WINDS WILL
CAUSE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW FROM AROUND TWO HARBORS TO THE
TWIN PORTS AND EAST ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE.

MNZ020-037-170500-
/O.EXT.KDLH.WS.W.0011.000000T0000Z-140417T1100Z/
SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TWO HARBORS...DULUTH...CLOQUET
352 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MINNESOTA...INCLUDING
  THE TWIN PORTS AREA...INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR THROUGH CARLTON
  COUNTY...AND ALONG THE NORTH SHORE TO TWO HARBORS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON...GRADUALLY
  DIMINISHING LATE. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH...WITH
  FREQUENT GUSTS IN THE 35 TO 40 MPH RANGE WILL CONTINUE.
  VISIBILITY WILL BE LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES DUE TO SNOW
  AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS COULD BRING DOWN
  BRANCHES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED WITH LOW VISIBILITY.
  TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT THROUGH MOST OF THE NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THE
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
CAUSE DANGEROUSLY LOW VISIBILITY AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOW AND ICE
COVERED ROADS...AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED.
DELAY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...USE EXTREME
CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
240 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-171130-
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-
240 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

THE MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTHLAND THROUGH
TONIGHT WITH WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR
MOST AREAS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL RANGE FROM 8 TO 16 INCHES
IN THE WARNING AREA...TO NO SNOW IN INTERNATIONAL FALLS. THE MOST
SNOW WILL FALL IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN. GUSTY EAST TO NORTHEAST
WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL
BE LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES AND SNOWFALL RATES ON THE
ORDER OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS THROUGH TONIGHT. FOR DETAILS CONCERNING
THIS MAJOR WINTER STORM...SEE THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
AND FORECASTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ACROSS THE AREA ON
THURSDAY...WITH ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL STILL POSSIBLE IN THE
ARROWHEAD DURING THE MORNING. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE
LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SNOW SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TODAY INTO THURSDAY.

$$



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