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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
705 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Minnesota...

  Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley affecting Crow Wing and Morrison
  Counties

.Snowmelt water and rainfall from this past Monday will flow through
streams, rivers, and tributaries through this week. The abnormally
warm weather has been steadily melting snow over the past several
days. This in combination with up to three quarters of an inch of
rainfall from Monday will result in modest rises on the Mississippi
River. Water levels have risen to minor flood stage at
Fort Ripley due to ice jamming downstream and fluctuations in stage
of 1 to 2 feet are possible until ice breaks up and moves out.
People with interests near area streams and rivers are encouraged
to monitor the latest forecast.

MNC035-097-231305-
/O.EXT.KDLH.FL.W.0001.170222T1301Z-000000T0000Z/
/FTRM5.1.ER.170222T1122Z.170222T1800Z.000000T0000Z.UU/
705 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

...Flood Warning now in effect until further notice...The Flood
Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley.
* At  6:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 10.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 10.5 feet by this
  afternoon then begin falling.
* At 11.0 feet...This will cause minor flooding of rural areas near
  Fort Ripley..
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.3 feet on May 22 2015.

&&



LAT...LON 4644 9420 4630 9420 4617 9423 4616 9440
      4626 9442

$$

BJH


Winter Storm Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH END WINTER STORM TAKING AIM AT THE UPPER MIDWEST THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...BRINGING HEAVY SNOW...STRONG
WINDS...AND BLOWING SNOW...

.A winter storm watch has been expanded to include areas along and
southeast of an Appleton, to St. Cloud, to Mora Minnesota line
from Thursday evening through Friday evening. Snow accumulations
of 6 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts are possible across
the watch area. In addition, northeast winds Friday morning
becoming north and northwest Friday afternoon will gust as high as
40 mph. Blowing snow will further reduce visibilities. If these
winds materialize, blizzard conditions should be expected in open
areas.

The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
significantly impacted.

MNZ044-045-049>052-054>058-064-093-221815-
/O.EXA.KMPX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Lac Qui Parle-
Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-Meeker-Yellow Medicine-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Princeton, Mora, St Cloud, Foley,
Elk River, Cambridge, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar,
Litchfield, Granite Falls, and Albert Lea
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening
through Friday evening.

* TIMING...Rain will turn to snow Thursday evening and continue
  through Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are likely, with amounts
  in excess of 12 inches possible.

* WINDS...Northeast to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
  mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible
  blizzard conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH END WINTER STORM TAKING AIM AT THE UPPER MIDWEST THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...BRINGING HEAVY SNOW...STRONG
WINDS...AND BLOWING SNOW...

.A winter storm watch has been expanded to include areas along and
southeast of an Appleton, to St. Cloud, to Mora Minnesota line
from Thursday evening through Friday evening. Snow accumulations
of 6 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts are possible across
the watch area. In addition, northeast winds Friday morning
becoming north and northwest Friday afternoon will gust as high as
40 mph. Blowing snow will further reduce visibilities. If these
winds materialize, blizzard conditions should be expected in open
areas.

The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
significantly impacted.

MNZ053-059>063-065>070-073>078-082>085-091-092-221815-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Chisago-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Renville-McLeod-
Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-
Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-
Including the cities of Center City, Monticello, Minneapolis,
Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska,
Shakopee, Hastings, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur,
Faribault, Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna,
Fairmont, and Blue Earth
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain will turn to heavy snow Thursday evening and
  continue through Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are likely, with amounts
  in excess of 12 inches possible.

* WINDS...Northeast to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
  mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible
  blizzard conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH END WINTER STORM TAKING AIM AT THE UPPER MIDWEST THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...BRINGING HEAVY SNOW...STRONG
WINDS...AND BLOWING SNOW...

.A winter storm watch has been expanded to include areas along and
southeast of an Appleton, to St. Cloud, to Mora Minnesota line
from Thursday evening through Friday evening. Snow accumulations
of 6 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts are possible across
the watch area. In addition, northeast winds Friday morning
becoming north and northwest Friday afternoon will gust as high as
40 mph. Blowing snow will further reduce visibilities. If these
winds materialize, blizzard conditions should be expected in open
areas.

The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
significantly impacted.

WIZ014>016-023>028-221815-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain will turn to snow Thursday evening and continue
  through Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are likely, with amounts
  in excess of 12 inches possible.

* WINDS...Northeast to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible blizzard
conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Duluth MN
349 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Winter storm to affect parts of the Northland Thursday night
through Friday night...

.A potential winter storm is forecast to affect Pine through Price
counties Thursday night through Friday night. The heaviest snow is
expected to fall between midnight and 6 am Friday where snowfall
rates may approach one inch per hour. Gusty winds will accompany
this system, especially late Thursday night through Friday night.
This may lead to some blowing snow and reduced visibilities.
The snow will be wet and may preclude any drifting.

MNZ038-WIZ006>009-222200-
/O.COR.KDLH.WS.A.0002.170224T0000Z-170225T1200Z/
Pine-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
Including the cities of Pine City, Hinckley, Grantsburg, Spooner,
Hayward, and Phillips
349 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Thursday evening through late
Friday night.

* LOCATIONS...Pine county east through Price county. This includes
  Hinckley, Siren, Hayward, Park Falls and Phillips.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Greater than 6 inches.

* WINDS...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...less than one half mile in the heavier snow.

* IMPACTS...The snow will affect travel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts for updates.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
646 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-231300-
West Polk-Norman-Clay-Kittson-Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-
West Marshall-East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-
East Polk-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-Mahnomen-
South Clearwater-Hubbard-West Becker-East Becker-Wilkin-
West Otter Tail-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-Towner-Cavalier-
Pembina-Benson-Ramsey-Eastern Walsh County-Eddy-Nelson-
Grand Forks-Griggs-Steele-Traill-Barnes-Cass-Ransom-Sargent-
Richland-Western Walsh County-
646 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern North
Dakota, west central and northwest Minnesota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Temperatures will begin a downward trend through late week. This
will slow down or stop the snow melt, but rivers and streams will
continue to respond. See the latest flood statements and flood
warnings for the most current river information.

Light precipitation will continue over the area today into the
early evening. The precipitation will stay mainly as light rain
along and south of a line from Valley City to Park Rapids, but
areas to the north of this line will see light mixed
precipitation changing over to light snow. Little or no snowfall
accumulation is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Accumulating snow is also expected over the far southern Red River
Valley into portions of west central Minnesota Thursday night into
Friday. North winds will also become fairly gusty on Friday, so a
return to winter is expected in those areas that have been the
warmest during the mid February thaw.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
518 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

MNZ042>045-049>053-059-061-WIZ014-015-231130-
Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-
Chisago-Wright-Anoka-Polk-Barron-
518 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Minnesota...east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Areas of dense fog with visibilities of a quarter of a mile or
less will slowly improve through 9am north of the Twin Cities and
along the US-8 corridor in northwest Wisconsin.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A significant winter storm with heavy snow and strong winds will
impact the region Thursday night and Friday. The storm track is
still shifting, but as of now the heaviest snow will fall from
Mankato through Twin Cities and Ladysmith.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Marquette MI
525 AM EST Wed Feb 22 2017

MIZ001>007-009>014-084-085-231300-
Keweenaw-Ontonagon-Northern Houghton-Baraga-Marquette-Alger-Luce-
Gogebic-Iron-Dickinson-Menominee-Delta-Southern Schoolcraft-
Southern Houghton-Northern Schoolcraft-
525 AM EST Wed Feb 22 2017 /425 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western Upper
Michigan and central Upper Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Patchy freezing drizzle is possible over western Upper Michigan
late tonight.

Ice cover on area rivers and lakes will remain unstable due to
the recent unseasonable warmth.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Patchy freezing drizzle is possible near Lake Superior Thursday
morning.

A low pressure system moving northeast into the Great Lakes region
late this week will bring moderate to perhaps heavy snow, blowing
snow and even light freezing rain or freezing drizzle. The snow
will spread north across the area late Thursday night and Friday
morning. Light freezing rain or freezing drizzle should occur
over the southeast half of Upper Michigan Friday afternoon and
Friday night. Snow will diminish on Saturday. The greatest snow
accumulations should occur over the northwest half of Upper
Michigan.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

The need for weather spotter reports is not anticipated at this
time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
420 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-230545-
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
Pine-Douglas-Bayfield-Ashland-Iron-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
420 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Rain will transition to snow tonight into Thursday morning, with
up to one inch of new snow accumulation possible for portions of
northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A winter storm will move through the Upper Midwest Thursday night
through Saturday morning. Snow will be likely in northwest
Wisconsin and adjacent areas of central Minnesota. The exact
track of the low pressure system and snow amounts are still in
question, but there is potential for 6 inches or more for portions
of northwest Wisconsin. Stay tuned to the latest forecast for
details as we get closer to this event.

The Mississippi River at Fort Ripley is forecast to rise above
flood stage early Saturday morning with minor flooding expected,
mainly in rural areas near Fort Ripley.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Snow spotters are requested to report precipitation type...and
measurements of snow accumulations today and tonight to the
National Weather Service. Spotters and the public can also report
precipitation type with the free M-PING smartphone app.

$$

JTS

More information may be obtained at the following web address:
http://www.weather.gov/duluth (all lower case)

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
414 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-231200-
Vilas-Oneida-Forest-Florence-Northern Marinette County-Lincoln-
Langlade-Menominee-Northern Oconto County-Door-Marathon-Shawano-
Wood-Portage-Waupaca-Outagamie-Brown-Kewaunee-Waushara-Winnebago-
Calumet-Manitowoc-Southern Marinette County-
Southern Oconto County-
414 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north-central and northeast
Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Runoff from snow melt and a recent rain will continue to
produce minor flooding along some rivers over central Wisconsin,
and slowly rising rivers over north central Wisconsin and
far northeast Wisconsin. These conditions will continue to
produce ice breakup or make ice conditions unstable on area
rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Monitor local ice conditions and
consider securing and protecting equipment, and removing ice
shacks. Colder but closer to normal temperatures will be arriving
later this week.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A strong low pressure system will bring wintry precipitation to
the area from Thursday night through Saturday. This system has the
potential to bring several inches of accumulating snow to north-
central and northeast Wisconsin. The best chance for heavy snow
appears to be north of a line from Wausaukee to Marshfield. Areas
south of this line have an increased chance for a wintry mix of
snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The exact track of the low will
determine where the swath of heavy snow will end up falling,
therefore future forecasts should be closely monitored.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

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NOAA National Weather Service
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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