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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
502 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-171030-
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-
502 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION TODAY...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. 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 BY THIS AFTERNOON. FOR
DETAILS CONCERNING THIS MAJOR WINTER STORM...SEE THE LATEST WINTER
WEATHER MESSAGE AND FORECASTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

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 OUR OFFICE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
442 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED TODAY...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO A LARGE AREA OF
THE NORTHLAND TODAY INTO THURSDAY. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD FROM
SOUTH TO NORTH ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND NORTHERN WISCONSIN
THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL THEN MOVE INTO THE ARROWHEAD BY
AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL GENERALLY LOOKS TO BE IN AN AREA
FROM EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND THE TWIN PORTS...INTO NORTHERN
WISCONSIN. ANOTHER AREA OF HEAVY SNOW WILL BE ALONG THE NORTH
SHORE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED TO BE AS MUCH AS 10 TO 16 INCHES IN THE WARNING
AREA...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS TO THE NORTH AND WEST. GUSTY EAST TO
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW...ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR. WINDS WILL GUST HIGHER THAN
40 MPH AT TIMES NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR TODAY AND TONIGHT.

MNZ020-037-161700-
/O.CAN.KDLH.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-140417T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KDLH.WS.W.0011.140416T1200Z-140417T1500Z/
SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TWO HARBORS...DULUTH...CLOQUET
442 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 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 INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND COVERAGE AS THE
  MORNING WEARS ON...WITH HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE BY AFTERNOON. THE
  SNOW WILL THEN DECEASE LATER TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 14 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20
  TO 25 MPH...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS IN THE 30 TO 40 MPH RANGE.
  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 IS EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS BY AFTERNOON.

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.

&&

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