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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
447 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...LATE SEASON SNOW STORM WILL AFFECT NORTHERN WISCONSIN TODAY
INTO EARLY THURSDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE IN SOUTH DAKOTA WILL TRACK TO NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
BY THURSDAY MORNING. COLD CANADIAN AIR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE NORTH
OF THE TRACK OF THE LOW...SO A SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED
ACROSS FAR NORTHERN WISCONSIN.

WIZ005-010>012-161800-
/O.CON.KGRB.WS.W.0005.140416T1500Z-140417T1500Z/
VILAS-ONEIDA-FOREST-FLORENCE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EAGLE RIVER...RHINELANDER...CRANDON
447 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 10 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING...THEN CONTINUE ACROSS FAR NORTHERN
  WISCONSIN INTO THURSDAY MORNING. THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOW IS
  EXPECTED TO OCCUR LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY
  A DIMINISHING TREND.

* A TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES IS EXPECTED...WITH
  THE HIGHEST TOTALS OCCURRING IN VILAS COUNTY.

* THE HEAVY SNOW MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO TREES AND BRANCHES...LEADING
  TO POWER OUTAGES IN SOME LOCATIONS.

* REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL RESULT IN
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS TODAY...TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...USE EXTREME
CAUTION...OR WAIT UNTIL THE STORM HAS ENDED. THE LATEST WISCONSIN
ROAD CONDITIONS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 511.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
444 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 MADISON
AND MONTEVIDEO THROUGH BUFFALO... THE NORTH TWIN CITIES METRO TO
CHIPPEWA FALLS AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN.

SNOW HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND ADJOINING AREAS OF
WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM AND WARM FRONT. ANOTHER AREA OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS
MORNING ACROSS FAR WESTERN MINNESOTA AND MERGE WITH THE INITIAL
BAND. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING
FROM WEST TO EAST TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN OR AT
LEAST A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW TODAY ACROSS THE NORTH TWIN CITIES
METRO EASTWARD THROUGH NEW RICHMOND...CHIPPEWA FALLS 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.

WIZ015-016-162100-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0007.140416T1200Z-140417T1200Z/
BARRON-RUSK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RICE LAKE...BARRON...LADYSMITH
444 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING... CONTINUING
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN FOR A
  TIME DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 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
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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
502 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO AFFECT UPPER MICHIGAN...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS WILL CROSS THE
UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY LATE TODAY BEFORE LIFTING ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN ON THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BEGIN SPREADING HEAVY AND WET
SNOW OVER FAR WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN THIS MORNING. AS THIS LOW
CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARD THE REGION...THE SNOW WILL SPREAD EASTWARD
AND WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY MORNING. THE HIGHEST PROBABILITY FOR PERSISTENT AND HEAVY
SNOW TONIGHT WILL BE OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY AS THE LOW WEAKENS WHILE LIFTING
TOWARD ONTARIO. MANY PLACES OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN WILL SEE STORM
TOTAL SNOWFALL AROUND ONE FOOT.

MIZ002-009-161715-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0008.140416T1500Z-140417T1500Z/
ONTONAGON-GOGEBIC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONTONAGON...IRONWOOD
502 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014 /402 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014/

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT /10 AM
CDT/ THIS MORNING TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * HEAVY AND WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN
   BY LATE THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES
   THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING THURSDAY MORNING.

 * EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES TODAY...WITH THE
   HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OVER GOGEBIC COUNTY. ADDITIONAL SNOW
   ACCUMULATIONS TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING OF 8 TO 11 INCHES ARE
   EXPECTED. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE OVER ONE FOOT OVER
   MOST OF WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN.

 * PATCHY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE LAKE
   SUPERIOR SHORELINE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY INTO THURSDAY MORNING.
   PERSONS PLANNING ON TRAVELING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DANGEROUS
   ROAD CONDITIONS.

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.

 * PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED. VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
502 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO AFFECT UPPER MICHIGAN...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS WILL CROSS THE
UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY LATE TODAY BEFORE LIFTING ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN ON THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BEGIN SPREADING HEAVY AND WET
SNOW OVER FAR WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN THIS MORNING. AS THIS LOW
CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARD THE REGION...THE SNOW WILL SPREAD EASTWARD
AND WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY MORNING. THE HIGHEST PROBABILITY FOR PERSISTENT AND HEAVY
SNOW TONIGHT WILL BE OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY AS THE LOW WEAKENS WHILE LIFTING
TOWARD ONTARIO. MANY PLACES OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN WILL SEE STORM
TOTAL SNOWFALL AROUND ONE FOOT.

MIZ010-011-161715-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0008.140416T1500Z-140417T1500Z/
IRON-DICKINSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...IRON RIVER...IRON MOUNTAIN
402 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 10 AM CDT THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * HEAVY AND WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO SOUTH CENTRAL UPPER
   MICHIGAN BY LATE THIS MORNING. THERE MAY BE A BREAK IN THE SNOW
   LATER TODAY INTO THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY EAST OF IRON MOUNTAIN.
   PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED LATER THIS EVENING THROUGH
   DAYBREAK ON THURSDAY...BEFORE DIMINISHING.

 * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED TODAY. THE MOST
   SNOW WILL OCCUR LATER THIS EVENING INTO THURSDAY MORNING...WITH
   ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES EXPECTED. THE HIGHEST TOTAL
   SNOWFALL FROM THIS STORM WILL OCCUR OVER IRON COUNTY.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY LATER THIS MORNING THROUGH
   THURSDAY MORNING. PERSONS PLANNING ON TRAVELING SHOULD BE PREPARED
   FOR DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS.

 * THE HEAVY AND WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT
   TO SHOVEL AND PLOW.

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.

 * PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED. VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
502 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO AFFECT UPPER MICHIGAN...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS WILL CROSS THE
UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY LATE TODAY BEFORE LIFTING ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN ON THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BEGIN SPREADING HEAVY AND WET
SNOW OVER FAR WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN THIS MORNING. AS THIS LOW
CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARD THE REGION...THE SNOW WILL SPREAD EASTWARD
AND WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY MORNING. THE HIGHEST PROBABILITY FOR PERSISTENT AND HEAVY
SNOW TONIGHT WILL BE OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY AS THE LOW WEAKENS WHILE LIFTING
TOWARD ONTARIO. MANY PLACES OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN WILL SEE STORM
TOTAL SNOWFALL AROUND ONE FOOT.

MIZ005-161715-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0008.140416T1600Z-140417T1600Z/
MARQUETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GWINN...MARQUETTE
502 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON
EDT THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * A PERIOD OF SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER NORTH CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN MID
   TO LATE AFTERNOON. THE SNOW MAY DIMINISH FOR A TIME INTO THIS
   EVENING BEFORE MORE SNOW DEVELOPS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY
   MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH MIDDAY ON THURSDAY.

 * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON.
   THE MOST SNOW FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO
   THURSDAY MORNING...WITH ADDITIONAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES
   EXPECTED. STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL WILL BE HIGHEST OVER FAR WESTERN
   MARQUETTE COUNTY AT ISHPEMING AND CHAMPION...WITH THE LOWER SNOW
   TOTALS EXPECTED AT MARQUETTE AND GWINN.

 * PATCHY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY
   MORNING ALONG THE LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
   THURSDAY MORNING. PERSONS PLANNING ON TRAVELING SHOULD BE
   PREPARED FOR DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS.

 * THE HEAVY AND WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT
   TO SHOVEL AND PLOW.

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.

 * PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED. VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT

$$

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