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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES DOWN TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT
TIMES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN TONIGHT...

.THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE HENNEPIN
COUNTY...AND ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR AREAS
ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM LITCHFIELD...TO HAM LAKE... TO
NORTH BRANCH IN MINNESOTA...AND FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF
HIGHWAY 8 IN WISCONSIN...INCLUDING LUCK...RICE LAKE AND LADYSMITH.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ALSO IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT JUST
TO THE WEST AND SOUTH OF THE WARNING AREA...STRETCHING FROM
GRANITE FALLS...TO REDWOOD FALLS...TO NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA...AND
AND ST PAUL IN MINNESOTA...TO MENOMONIE AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING BEFORE
DIMINISHING FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT. A VERY TIGHT GRADIENT IN
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IS EXPECTED GIVEN DUE TO A SHARPLY DEFINED
RAIN SNOW LINE.

OVERALL...6 TO 10 INCHES OF WET SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE WARNING AREA...WITH NARROW BANDS OF 12 TO 15 INCHES
FROM SAUK CENTRE TO ONAMIA...AND FROM LITCHFIELD...TO
ANNANDALE...TO CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCETON.

SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY
AREA...BUT A SHARP GRADIENT TO LESSER AMOUNTS WILL BE SEEN ALONG
THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ060-170600-
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/O.EXA.KMPX.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
HENNEPIN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MINNEAPOLIS
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.


* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.
  THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 IN NORTHERN HENNEPIN
  COUNTY...2 TO 5 IN SOUTHERN HENNEPIN.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1139 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

MNZ041-047-048-054>066-068-073-WIZ023-025-027-171500-
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-YELLOW MEDICINE-
RENVILLE-MCLEOD-CARVER-REDWOOD-ST. CROIX-DUNN-
1139 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. PLEASE REFER TO THE
WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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