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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
809 PM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

...A WINTRY MIX EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS THE
NORTHLAND...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE NORTHLAND LATE TONIGHT INTO
SATURDAY. AN ICY MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP RAPIDLY OVERNIGHT...AND EXPAND QUICKLY
EASTWARD AFTER MIDNIGHT. ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TO GENERALLY
REMAIN UNDER A QUARTER INCH. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR HIGHER ICE
ACCUMULATIONS FROM THE TWIN PORTS NORTH INTO THE ARROWHEAD
DEPENDING ON HOW QUICKLY TEMPERATURES RISE SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW
ACCUMULATION WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER FAR NORTHERN
MINNESOTA INTO THE ARROWHEAD...WITH MOST OTHER AREAS RECEIVING UP
TO AN INCH. IF YOU WILL BE DRIVING ACROSS THE NORTHLAND TONIGHT
AND EARLY SATURDAY...BE AWARE THAT ROADS MAY BECOME VERY SLIPPERY.

MNZ011-019-037-191000-
/O.CON.KDLH.WW.Y.0028.140419T0500Z-140419T1700Z/
NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELY...HIBBING...DULUTH...CLOQUET
809 PM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON CDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA...INCLUDING ELY...CRANE
  LAKE...DULUTH...CLOQUET...AND HIBBING.

* TIMING...MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH NOON SATURDAY. MIXED
  PRECIPITATION SHOULD INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVERNIGHT...THEN
  TRANSITION TO MAINLY RAIN BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED
  TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES NEAR THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER TO
  AN INCH FURTHER SOUTH. ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TO BE LESS
  THAN A QUARTER INCH. SOME HIGHER ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  POSSIBLE IF SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE SLOWER TO RISE THAN
  CURRENTLY FORECAST.

* IMPACTS...THE MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW IS
  EXPECTED TO MAKE ROADS SLIPPERY IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MIXED PRECIPITATION MEANS A MIXTURE
OF FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED. SMALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND ICE ARE EXPECTED ON UNTREATED ROADS AND
SIDEWALKS. ANYONE WITH TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY. SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVING AND
ALLOW FOR EXTRA STOPPING DISTANCE BECAUSE YOU MAY LOSE CONTROL OF
YOUR VEHICLE IF YOU TRY TO SLOW DOWN OR STOP QUICKLY.

&&

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