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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
951 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

...WIDESPREAD SNOW TONIGHT WITH SEVERAL INCHES EXPECTED...
...MAJOR WINTER STORM POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY
NIGHT...

.A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the entire area
tonight. Steady snow has overspread the area this evening. It will
end in southwest MN around 2am, the I-94 corridor in MN around 6
am, and finish in western WI by 9am. A brief period of freezing
drizzle is also possible after the snow ends across southern
Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Snowfall totals will range from
around 3 inches across southern Minnesota toward Eau Claire, WI
to 4 to 6 inches across western and central Minnesota into
northwest Wisconsin. Little or no ice accumulation is expected.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday night for areas east of a line from Canby to
Little Falls, Minnesota. Moderate to heavy snow will overspread
the area again Saturday afternoon, continuing through most of
Saturday night before ending by Sunday morning. Snowfall totals
of 6 to 12 inches are expected in the watch area. In addition,
strong northwest winds gusting to 35 mph Saturday night will lead
to areas of blowing snow, especially across southern and western
Minnesota. Travel could become very difficult Saturday night
through early Sunday.

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Blue Earth-Martin-Faribault-
Including the cities of Montevideo, Granite Falls, Olivia,
Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, St James, Mankato, Fairmont,
and Blue Earth
951 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST
FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow occurring tonight with a brief period of freezing
  drizzle possible late tonight. Heavy snow possible Saturday
  night. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations
  of a light glaze tonight, with another 6 to 12 inches of snow
  possible late Saturday afternoon through Saturday night.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 3 AM CST Friday.
  For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday afternoon through
  late Saturday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy
  blowing and drifting snow.

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.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
929 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

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Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-Polk-Barron-Rusk-
St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Eau Claire-
929 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Snow will continue through the night, with 2 to 5 inches of
accumulation expected across most of the area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Confidence is increasing in a stronger storm across eastern
Minnesota and western Wisconsin Saturday and Saturday night. 6 to
10 inches are likely in the heavy snow band, but the exact
location of this band is still uncertain.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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