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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1139 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

MNZ042>045-049>053-WIZ014>016-171500-
TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-
CHISAGO-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
1139 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT. PLEASE REFER TO THE WINTER
WEATHER MESSAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND
WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR
AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM ST. CLOUD TO CAMBRIDGE IN
MINNESOTA...AND FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 8 IN
WISCONSIN...INCLUDING LUCK...RICE LAKE AND LADYSMITH.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ALSO IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT JUST
TO THE WEST AND SOUTH OF THE WARNING AREA...STRETCHING FROM
GRANITE FALLS...REDWOOD FALLS...NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA... AND THE
TWIN CITIES IN MINNESOTA...TO MENOMONIE AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN.

SNOW HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
AND ADJOINING AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND WARM FRONT. THE SNOW WILL BE
HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING FROM WEST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN OR AT LEAST A MIX OF
RAIN AND SNOW TODAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA METRO EASTWARD THROUGH NEW RICHMOND...MENOMONIE AND
CORNELL. A VERY TIGHT GRADIENT IN SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IS
EXPECTED GIVEN DUE TO A SHARPLY DEFINED RAIN/SNOW LINE.

OVERALL...6 TO 10 INCHES OF WET SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE WARNING AREA WITH SOME 10 TO 12 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
FROM LAKE MILLE LACS EASTWARD INTO WISCONSIN. SNOW AMOUNTS OF
3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA...BUT A SHARP
GRADIENT TO LESSER AMOUNTS WILL BE SEEN ALONG THE SOUTHERN
PERIPHERY OF THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ042>045-049>053-WIZ014-170000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-
CHISAGO-POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LONG PRAIRIE...LITTLE FALLS...
PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...
CENTER CITY...AMERY...BALSAM LAKE
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...SOME HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN FOR A BRIEF PERIOD
  EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS IN
  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THESE COUNTIES DUE TO RAINFALL MIXING IN
  WITH THE SNOW TODAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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