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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND
WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR
AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM ST. CLOUD TO CAMBRIDGE 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...REDWOOD FALLS...NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA... AND THE
TWIN CITIES IN MINNESOTA...TO MENOMONIE AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN.

SNOW HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
AND ADJOINING AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND WARM FRONT. THE SNOW WILL BE
HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING FROM WEST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN OR AT LEAST A MIX OF
RAIN AND SNOW TODAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA METRO EASTWARD THROUGH NEW RICHMOND...MENOMONIE AND
CORNELL. 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 SOME 10 TO 12 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
FROM LAKE MILLE LACS EASTWARD INTO WISCONSIN. 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.

MNZ064-065-073-170000-
/O.EXA.KMPX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-140417T0300Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10
PM CDT THIS EVENING.

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

* 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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