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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
442 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED TODAY...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO A LARGE AREA OF
THE NORTHLAND TODAY INTO THURSDAY. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD FROM
SOUTH TO NORTH ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND NORTHERN WISCONSIN
THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL THEN MOVE INTO THE ARROWHEAD BY
AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL GENERALLY LOOKS TO BE IN AN AREA
FROM EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND THE TWIN PORTS...INTO NORTHERN
WISCONSIN. ANOTHER AREA OF HEAVY SNOW WILL BE ALONG THE NORTH
SHORE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED TO BE AS MUCH AS 10 TO 16 INCHES IN THE WARNING
AREA...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS TO THE NORTH AND WEST. GUSTY EAST TO
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW...ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR. WINDS WILL GUST HIGHER THAN
40 MPH AT TIMES NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WIZ001>004-007>009-161700-
/O.EXT.KDLH.WS.W.0010.140416T1200Z-140417T1500Z/
DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SUPERIOR...WASHBURN...ASHLAND...
HURLEY...SPOONER...HAYWARD...PHILLIPS
442 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE HIGHWAY 53 AND
  HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDORS...AND THE HAYWARD LAKES AND GOGEBIC RANGE
  AREAS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL MOVE QUICKLY INTO THE AREA THIS MORNING...AND
  BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES BY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. THE
  HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY EXTEND FROM THE MINONG AND GORDON
  AREAS NORTHEASTWARD TO AROUND IRONWOOD AND ASHLAND.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED
  WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS CLOSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR. FREQUENT
  GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. VISIBILITY WILL BE LESS THAN
  ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES DURING THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS...
   AND ESPECIALLY CLOSER TO LAKE SUPERIOR WITH THE COMBINATION
  OF STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS COULD BRING DOWN
  BRANCHES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED WITH LOW VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THE
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
CAUSE DANGEROUSLY LOW VISIBILITY AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOW AND ICE
COVERED ROADS...AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED.
DELAY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE.  IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...USE EXTREME
CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
502 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-171030-
KOOCHICHING-NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-
NORTHERN ITASCA-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-
SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-NORTHERN CASS-SOUTHERN ITASCA-
SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTHERN AITKIN-
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-
BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
502 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION TODAY...WITH
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR MOST AREAS.
TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL RANGE FROM 8 TO 16 INCHES IN THE
WARNING AREA...TO NO SNOW IN INTERNATIONAL FALLS. GUSTY EAST TO
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES AND
SNOWFALL RATES ON THE ORDER OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS BY THIS AFTERNOON. FOR
DETAILS CONCERNING THIS MAJOR WINTER STORM...SEE THE LATEST WINTER
WEATHER MESSAGE AND FORECASTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ACROSS THE AREA ON THURSDAY...WITH
ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL STILL POSSIBLE IN THE ARROWHEAD DURING THE
MORNING. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE LATEST WINTER
WEATHER MESSAGE AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY OUR OFFICE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SNOW SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TODAY INTO THURSDAY.

$$



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