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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
310 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...HEAVY SNOW AND SOME BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

.A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from this afternoon through
tonight for areas east of a line from Redwood Falls to St. Cloud,
Minnesota except for Eau Claire and Freeborn counties. A Winter
Weather Advisory is in effect for the remainder of the area.

Heavy snow with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will spread into
the area this afternoon or early evening. Given the expected
intensity, conditions will deteriorate rapidly following the onset
of the snow. Snowfall totals of 5 to 7 inches are likely across
the warned area with 3 to 5 inches expected in the advisory area.
In addition, northwest winds gusting to 30 mph late Saturday night
will lead to areas of blowing snow, especially across southern
and eastern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. Travel could become
very difficult Saturday night through early Sunday.

MNZ047-054>056-064-093-241715-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.180224T1800Z-180225T0900Z/
Stevens-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Yellow Medicine-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Morris, Madison, Benson, Montevideo,
Granite Falls, and Albert Lea
310 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
3 AM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5
  inches are expected.

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

* WHEN...From noon today to 3 AM CST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Be
  prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
422 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
251030-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
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-
422 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Areas of freezing fog will continue through mid morning.
Visibilities will be down to 100 feet or less in spots, especially
across south central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.
Freezing fog could lead to slick spots on bridges and untreated
surfaces.

Snow will spread across the area Saturday afternoon and night. Snowfall
totals from 5 to 7 inches are expected from south central
Minnesota across east central Minnesota and west central
Wisconsin in the Winter Storm Warning area. Blowing snow will
also be possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for much of western
Minnesota for snow amounts of 3 to 5 inches.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Dense Fog Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
321 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

MNZ054-056-064-065-067-070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ015-016-
024>028-241500-
/O.CON.KMPX.FG.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180224T1500Z/
Lac Qui Parle-Chippewa-Yellow Medicine-Renville-Sibley-Dakota-
Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-Barron-Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-
Pepin-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Madison, Montevideo, Granite Falls,
Olivia, Gaylord, Hastings, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter,
Le Sueur, Faribault, Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca,
Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, Albert Lea, Rice Lake, Ladysmith,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
321 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

* VISIBILITY...Visibilities across south central Minnesota into
  west central Wisconsin will continue to drop overnight, with
  widespread visibilities of a quarter mile or less expected by
  the morning.

* IMPACTS...Limited visibilities will make travel difficult.

* ADDITIONAL IMPACTS...With temperatures below freezing, slick
  spots will be possible, especially on bridges and untreated
  pavement.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down...
use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

&&

$$



Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
908 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

MNZ041>045-047>069-073-WIZ014-023-241300-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Redwood-Polk-
St. Croix-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls,
Princeton, Mora, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River,
Cambridge, Center City, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar,
Litchfield, Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater,
Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska, Shakopee,
Redwood Falls, Osceola, and Hudson
908 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Areas of freezing fog will reduce visibilities overnight across
much of central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, and
possibly create slick spots on bridges and untreated paved
surfaces. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution.

$$




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