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Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

MNZ047-048-054>058-064-041015-
STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-
YELLOW MEDICINE-
414 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY MORNING.
THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL GRADUALLY END BY ABOUT MIDDAY WITH
2 TO 4 INCHES ACCUMULATION. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP
THROUGH THE MORNING AND WILL CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS INTO
THIS EVENING. CHECK THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR FURTHER
DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP TO 25 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$



Blizzard Warning

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.

MNZ057-031815-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150303T1500Z/
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WILLMAR
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL WILL TAPER OFF LATE MORNING AS NORTHWEST
  WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY LESS
  THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE A BIT
  BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  DEVELOP AROUND 9 AM AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DANGEROUS WITH BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS DEVELOPING..

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

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