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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1207 PM CST Fri Jan 17 2020

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McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-
Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Faribault-Freeborn-Polk-Barron-Rusk-
St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
1207 PM CST Fri Jan 17 2020

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

A significant winter storm, including heavy snow with blowing and
drifting snow, producing strong impacts to travel across the
region. See the latest winter weather statement for more
information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Snow will come an end over eastern Minnesota and western
Wisconsin Saturday morning. Strong northwest winds will spread
east causing considerable blowing and drifting snow and hazardous
travel.

Dangerously cold wind chills of 20 to 30 degrees below zero are
expected over much of the area during the overnight and early
morning periods of Saturday night and Sunday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters and snowfall observers are urged to report snowfall
amounts to the National Weather Service.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1200 PM CST Fri Jan 17 2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING TODAY AND TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY A BLIZZARD
WARNING SATURDAY FOR WESTERN INTO SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

...WINTER STORM WARNING LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY FOR
CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

.An area of heavy snow will continue to expand across southern and
central Minnesota this afternoon, and into western Wisconsin by
the middle, and late afternoon hours. Most of the heavier
snowfall will taper off this evening, but light snow will continue
overnight. Blowing snow, with significant reduction in surface
visibility, will occur late tonight as winds increase from the
northwest. The worst conditions will occur in west central, and
into south central Minnesota. Surface visibility will be near zero
at times, especially in open country. In addition, falling
temperatures will lead to icy roads and very cold temperatures,
especially on Saturday.

This storm will impact travel. Expect snow-covered roads followed
by strong winds, blowing snow and falling temperatures.

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Douglas-Todd-Stearns-Meeker-McLeod-Sibley-Nicollet-Le Sueur-
Blue Earth-Waseca-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, St Cloud,
Litchfield, Hutchinson, Gaylord, St Peter, Le Sueur, Mankato,
Waseca, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
1200 PM CST Fri Jan 17 2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow this afternoon. The snow may mix with freezing
  drizzle this evening in south central Minnesota. Total snow
  accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light
  glaze. Winds this afternoon will be 25 to 30 mph causing poor
  visibility in the snow. On Saturday, northwest winds will gust
  as high as 45 mph with poor visibility in the blowing snow.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central and west central
  Minnesota. Generally from Alexandria to Hutchinson to Albert
  Lea.

* WHEN...The warning continue through 6 PM CST Saturday. The snow
  will fall through this evening, and the strong winds with poor
  visibility will develop on Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow
  could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions
  will impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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