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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
426 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

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426 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and
southern Minnesota...and west central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A wintry mix of precipitation will continue this morning then
diminish by this afternoon. All snow is expected west of a
Redwood Falls to Mora line. A mix of mainly sleet and freezing
rain is expected along and east of an Albert Lea, to Red Wing, to
Chippewa Falls line. In between these two areas, freezing drizzle
is expected to transition to a mix of snow and sleet, this
includes the Twin Cities metro area. A Winter Weather Advisory
remains in effect for the entire coverage area until noon.

Wind chills will drop to between 15 degrees below zero and 25
degrees below zero for much of the coverage area late tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Accumulating snow looks likely for Thursday into Thursday night
and again on Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters and snowfall observers are urged to report snowfall
amounts to the National Weather Service.

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
316 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION TO CONTINUE THIS MORNING...

.A band of heavier precipitation will continue to move northeast
across the region through daybreak. This will be all snow west of
a Redwood Falls to Mora line. A mix of sleet and freezing rain is
expected along and east of a line from Albert Lea to Red Wing in
MN over to Chippewa Falls in Wisconsin. In between these two
regions, including the Twin Cities metro area, another round of a
snow and sleet mix is expected.

By the time the snow ends later this morning, an additional 1 to 3
inches of snow will accumulate along and northwest of a line from
Montevideo to Cambridge Minnesota. Southeast of that line, up to
an additional inch of snow is expected along with up to a tenth of
an inch of ice accretion.

Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for the entire coverage
area through noon Tuesday.

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Including the cities of Center City, Minneapolis, Blaine,
St Paul, Stillwater, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska,
Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Osceola, Rice Lake, and Hudson
316 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
TODAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation occurring. The ice will result in
  difficult travel conditions, including during the morning
  commute. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and
  ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and
  central, east central, south central and southwest Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until noon CST today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. 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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