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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
349 AM 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...

.Heavy snow will develop across west central and southwest
Minnesota after 8 am this morning. The heavy snow will then
spread into central and eastern Minnesota during the late morning
and early afternoon, and continue through Friday evening. Most of
the snow will fall late Friday morning into Friday evening. Totals
of 5 to 9 inches of snow are expected across much of central and
southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Snow will taper off later Friday night, but very strong northwest winds
gusting to 40 and 50 mph will develop on Saturday, especially in
western Minnesota. Blowing snow will be widespread with near zero
visibility in open country, with the worst conditions from west
central into south central Minnesota. 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.

MNZ043-044-050>052-059>063-068>070-077-078-085-171800-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0001.200117T1800Z-200119T0000Z/
Morrison-Mille Lacs-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-
Ramsey-Washington-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Rice-Goodhue-Steele-
Including the cities of Little Falls, Princeton, Foley,
Elk River, Cambridge, Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul,
Stillwater, Chaska, Shakopee, Hastings, Faribault, Red Wing,
and Owatonna
349 AM CST Fri Jan 17 2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM
CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected Friday afternoon and evening. Total
  snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches. Winds this afternoon will be
  from 20 to 30 mph, but increase on Saturday, when northwest
  winds will gust as high as 35 mph, with significant blowing and
  drifting snow in open areas.

* WHERE...Portions of east central and southeast Minnesota.
  Generally from Lake Mille Lacs through the Twin Cities to
  Owatonna and Red Wing.

* WHEN...From noon Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow
  could significantly reduce visibility in open areas. The
  hazardous conditions will impact the Friday afternoon 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
402 AM CST Fri Jan 17 2020

MNZ041>045-049>053-058>063-066>070-075>078-083>085-092-093-
WIZ014>016-023>028-181015-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-
Isanti-Chisago-Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
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-
402 AM 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...Today and Tonight

A significant winter storm, including heavy snow with blowing and
drifting snow, producing strong impacts to travel across the
region.

.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 Saturday night and Sunday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



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