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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
234 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015


MNZ029-030-040-NDZ052-053-040000-
/O.NEW.KFGF.BZ.A.0002.150303T1200Z-150304T0000Z/
WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-GRANT-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRECKENRIDGE...FERGUS FALLS...
ELBOW LAKE...GWINNER...WAHPETON
234 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 50 MPH
  POSSIBLE BY SUNRISE.

* VISIBILITIES...MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT
  TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN COUNTRY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES WITH LARGE VARIATIONS
  FROM SOUTH TO NORTH...WITH HIGHEST AMOUNTS IN SOUTHERN PORTIONS
  OF COUNTIES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...ZERO VISIBILITY IS POSSIBLE FOR THE TUESDAY
  MORNING COMMUTE WHEN INCREASING WINDS COMBINE WITH FALLING SNOW.
  IN ADDITION...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

&&

$$

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