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Winter Weather Advisory

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.

MNZ041-047-048-054>057-064-065-073-170300-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-140417T0300Z/
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...
MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS
452 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT
  TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TONIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 6 INCHES.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$



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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