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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
605 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA NORTHEAST INTO CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA. INTENSE
SNOW RATES ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THIS BAND AND A FEW INCHES WILL
LIKELY FALL WITHIN A 6 HOUR PERIOD LATE TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOW
WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA LATE
TONIGHT AND PERSIST INTO EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE FORECAST AREA WIDE WITH THE
HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO NORTHWESTERN
WISCONSIN.

OF EVEN MORE IMPORTANCE IS AN ARCTIC FRONT THAT WILL PUSH THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS AS
HIGH AS 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL
AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE FREQUENTLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN 1/4 MILE IN
OPEN AREAS.

A BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD TO
HUTCHINSON...LE CENTER...AND OWATONNA. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
IS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA AND
WESTERN WISCONSIN LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

MNZ057-022015-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150303T1500Z/
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WILLMAR
605 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING...
  AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 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.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW
  BUT WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH DEVELOPING BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$



Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
605 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA NORTHEAST INTO CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA. INTENSE
SNOW RATES ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THIS BAND AND A FEW INCHES WILL
LIKELY FALL WITHIN A 6 HOUR PERIOD LATE TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOW
WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA LATE
TONIGHT AND PERSIST INTO EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE FORECAST AREA WIDE WITH THE
HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO NORTHWESTERN
WISCONSIN.

OF EVEN MORE IMPORTANCE IS AN ARCTIC FRONT THAT WILL PUSH THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS AS
HIGH AS 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL
AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE FREQUENTLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN 1/4 MILE IN
OPEN AREAS.

A BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD TO
HUTCHINSON...LE CENTER...AND OWATONNA. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
IS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA AND
WESTERN WISCONSIN LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

MNZ057-022015-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0500Z-150303T1500Z/
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WILLMAR
605 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING...
  AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 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.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TONIGHT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW
  BUT WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TUESDAY WITH DEVELOPING BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
447 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

MNZ047-048-054>058-064-031200-
STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-
YELLOW MEDICINE-
447 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATER TONIGHT ACROSS WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA WITH
2 TO 4 INCH ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

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

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

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



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