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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
414 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

MNZ041>045-049>053-059>063-068>070-077-078-WIZ014>016-023>028-
041015-
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-
ISANTI-CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-CARVER-
SCOTT-DAKOTA-RICE-GOODHUE-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-
PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
414 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. THE SNOW
WILL GRADUALLY END BY ABOUT MIDDAY. ACCUMULATION WILL RANGE FROM
1 TO 3 INCHES. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP CAUSING AREAS
OF BLOWING SNOW. CHECK THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR
FURTHER DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP TO 20 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO LATE
TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS AND SNOWFALL OBSERVERS ARE URGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TODAY...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA WITH SNOW DEVELOPING ELSEWHERE
EARLY THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF AROUND MIDDAY.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA LATER THIS MORNING AND WESTERN WISCONSIN EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS AS HIGH
AS 45 MPH...ARE LIKELY...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL THROUGH
SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE FREQUENTLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER
MILE IN OPEN AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA.

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR
AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD TO HUTCHINSON...
OWATONNA AND ALBERT LEA. EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE WARNING MAY BE
CANCELLED DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH SNOW FALLS THIS MORNING. A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ041>044-049-050-031815-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150304T0300Z/
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-STEARNS-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...LONG PRAIRIE...
LITTLE FALLS...PRINCETON...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AROUND MIDDAY AS NORTHWEST WINDS
  INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
  AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE MILE IN OPEN
  AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT WITH THE BLOWING SNOW AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

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