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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1248 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

MNZ041>045-049>053-059>063-068>070-077-078-WIZ014>016-023>028-
031200-
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-
1248 PM CST MON MAR 2 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...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE AREA TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MIDWEST TUESDAY. THIS STORM
WILL SPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL ACROSS THE REGION. IN
ADDITION...GUSTY WINDS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL LEAD TO
BLOWING SNOW. CHECK THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR FURTHER
DETAILS.

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

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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Winter Weather Advisory

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

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

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY LATE
TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WITH UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW
EXPECTED. ADDITIONAL SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AS WELL AS WESTERN WISCONSIN TONIGHT AND
PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION IN THESE AREAS WILL RANGE FROM
AROUND 2 INCHES NEAR THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR WITH 3 TO 4 INCHES
ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA TUESDAY MORNING AND WESTERN WISCONSIN 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 FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD
TO HUTCHINSON...OWATONNA AND ALBERT LEA. A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING ACROSS
THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ045-051>053-059>063-068>070-077-078-WIZ014>016-023>028-030445-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0900Z-150304T0300Z/
KANABEC-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-
WASHINGTON-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-RICE-GOODHUE-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORA...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...
CENTER CITY...MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST. PAUL...
STILLWATER...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...FARIBAULT...
RED WING...OSCEOLA...RICE LAKE...LADYSMITH...HUDSON...PRESCOTT...
MENOMONIE...DURAND...CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE
244 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM
CST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND TAPER OFF TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON...AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT.
  THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH
  TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 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. THE MORNING RUSH MAY BE
  SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY THE SNOW AND THE AFTERNOON RUSH MAY BE
  IMPACTED BY THE BLOWING 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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