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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
717 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

MNZ041>043-047>051-054>059-064>067-073>077-082>085-091>093-231415-
BENTON-BLUE EARTH-BROWN-CHIPPEWA-DOUGLAS-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
KANDIYOHI-LAC QUI PARLE-LE SUEUR-MARTIN-MCLEOD-MEEKER-MORRISON-
NICOLLET-POPE-REDWOOD-RENVILLE-RICE-SHERBURNE-SIBLEY-STEARNS-STEELE-
STEVENS-SWIFT-TODD-WASECA-WATONWAN-WRIGHT-YELLOW MEDICINE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBERT LEA...ALEXANDRIA...BENSON...
FAIRMONT...HUTCHINSON...MANKATO...MONTEVIDEO...NEW ULM...OWATONNA...
REDWOOD FALLS...ST CLOUD...ST PETER...WILLMAR
717 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.NOW...
MULTIPLE BANDS OF STEADY RAIN...WITH SCATTERED HEAVY SHOWERS ARE
FALLING OVER MOST OF THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF MINNESOTA BETWEEN NOW AND
MOVING TOWARDS THE EAST.

THE LEADING EDGE OF THE STEADY RAIN WILL MOVE TO CENTRAL MINNESOTA
BETWEEN NOW AND 930 AM AND TO EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN
BETWEEN 930 AM AND NOON.

A WIDESPREAD TENTH TO A QUARTER INCH OF RAIN IS EXPECTED ACCUMULATE
ACROSS MOST OF MINNESOTA THROUGH THE DAY TODAY...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS
IN WESTERN WISCONSIN.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
437 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

MNZ047-054>056-064-065-073-074-082-091-240945-
STEVENS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-
REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
437 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING UNTIL 7
PM CDT THIS EVENING. SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 30 TO 35 MPH WITH
GUSTS REACHING 45 MPH.

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA
ON THURSDAY. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
401 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS FOR SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...

.A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL AND
SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO
7 PM CDT AND COVERS AN AREA ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MORRIS
TO OLIVIA TO NEW ULM TO FAIRMONT. SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO
INCREASE TO 30 TO 35 MPH BY LATE MORNING AND PERSIST THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON. WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH ARE ALSO EXPECTED. THE STRONG
WINDS ARE IN ADVANCE OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE
PLAINS.

MNZ047-054>056-064-065-073-074-082-091-231715-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WI.Y.0004.140423T1500Z-140424T0000Z/
STEVENS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-
REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORRIS...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...
ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
401 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING...

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST AT 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
  PROFILE VEHICLES. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS...SUCH AS TRASH CANS
  AND LAWN FURNITURE MAY BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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