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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
302 PM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

...MAJOR WINTER STORM IMMINENT ACROSS SOUTHERN/EASTERN MINNESOTA
INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN...
...VERY TIGHT SNOWFALL GRADIENT EXPECTED OVER THE METRO...

.A Blizzard Warning continues from Mankato to the south and west,
including Fairmont and St. James Monday. The Winter Storm Warning
is in effect for the rest of south central Minnesota and most of
east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, including most
of the Twin Cities metro.

Heavy snow will develop Monday morning across south central and
east central Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Snowfall totals of
8 to 14 inches are likely by Monday evening in the warning area,
with amounts rapidly tapering off near the western edge. Strong
winds with gusts up to 40 MPH during the heavy snow will lead to
blizzard conditions in a portion of south central MN. Farther
east, winds will be in the 20 to 30 MPH range and cause patchy
blowing and drifting snow.

A wintry mix with a period of freezing rain is also possible
Monday morning from Albert Lea toward Eau Claire, resulting in
minor ice accumulation.

Driving conditions will deteriorate very rapidly while heading
east on I-94 or south on I-35 through the Twin Cities Monday.
Conditions may be drastically different in a span of only 10 to
15 miles.

MNZ060-062-063-067-068-WIZ014-220515-
/O.UPG.KMPX.WS.A.0002.180122T0900Z-180123T0600Z/
/O.EXB.KMPX.WS.W.0002.180122T1500Z-180123T0600Z/
Hennepin-Ramsey-Washington-Sibley-Carver-Polk-
Including the cities of Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater,
Gaylord, Chaska, and Osceola
302 PM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT
CST MONDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the evening commute on Monday. Total snow
  accumulations of 2 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to 10
  inches possible in the southeastern sections of the county.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest Wisconsin and central and east
  central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 9 AM Monday to midnight CST Monday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause
  patchy blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will
  deteriorate very rapidly while heading east on I-94 or south on
  I-35 through the Twin Cities Monday. Conditions may be
  drastically different in a span of only 10 to 15 miles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found
at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling
5 1 1 in either state.

$$



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