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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.

MNZ042>045-049>053-WIZ014-170000-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-
CHISAGO-POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LONG PRAIRIE...LITTLE FALLS...
PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...
CENTER CITY...AMERY...BALSAM LAKE
1059 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...SOME HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN FOR A BRIEF PERIOD
  EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOWER AMOUNTS IN
  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THESE COUNTIES DUE TO RAINFALL MIXING IN
  WITH THE SNOW TODAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A WET SNOW WHICH WILL BE
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1038 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 HAS SPREAD OVER NORTHERN
WISCONSIN AND AS FAR NORTH AS HIGHWAY 2 IN MINNESOTA AS OF LATE
MORNING. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTH AND EAST INTO THE
ARROWHEAD LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING. 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 8 TO
16 INCHES IN THE WARNING AREA...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS TO THE NORTH
AND WEST. NORTHWEST WISCONSIN HAS THE BEST CHANCE AT SEEING THE
HIGHER SNOWFALL. 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 CAUSING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING.

MNZ033>036-038-WIZ006-162230-
/O.CON.KDLH.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTHERN AITKIN-PINE-
BURNETT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PINE RIVER...BRAINERD...HILL CITY...
AITKIN...HINCKLEY...GRANTSBURG
1038 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AND PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL AND
  CENTRAL MINNESOTA...INCLUDING AITKIN...THE INTERSTATE 35
  CORRIDOR THROUGH PINE COUNTY...AND SIREN AND GRANTSBURG IN
  WISCONSIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL...AND BE HEAVY AT
  TIMES...ESPECIALLY OVER PINE AND BURNETT COUNTIES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE...WITH
  HIGHEST AMOUNTS OVER PINE AND BURNETT COUNTIES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL GUST
  TO NEAR 30 MPH AT TIMES. VISIBILITY WILL OCCASIONALLY BE
  REDUCED TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS IN SNOW 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.

&&

$$

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