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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
358 AM CDT Thu Apr 2 2020

MNZ041>044-047>051-054>059-064>069-073>077-082>085-091>093-030900-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-Benton-
Sherburne-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Redwood-Brown-
Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-
Faribault-Freeborn-
358 AM CDT Thu Apr 2 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Minnesota...east central Minnesota...south central Minnesota...
southwest Minnesota and west central Minnesota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Rain will turn to freezing rain, sleet, and snow from western
Minnesota early this evening to eastern Minnesota late tonight.
Ice accumulation of one to two tenths of an inch are expected with
minor sleet and snow accumulations. A Winter Weather Advisory is
in effect tonight.

There is a chance of non-severe thunderstorms this afternoon and
tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

The wintry mix will end from west to east Friday with minor
accumulations of ice and snow.

There is a chance of thunderstorms early next week.

River flooding will continue into next week. Mostly minor
flooding is expected or possible along the Minnesota River,
Mississippi River from St. Paul to Red Wing, Cottonwood River,
and the Chippewa River in Wisconsin.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed but ice and snow
totals would be appreciated.

$$

Borghoff



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
554 PM CDT Thu Apr 2 2020

...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW SPREADS EAST ACROSS MINNESOTA
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...

.Rain has already transitioned to freezing rain and snow across
western Minnesota this evening, and this transition will continue
from west to east through tomorrow morning. A few hours of
freezing rain tonight and overnight will allow for appreciable
ice accumulations across west-central, southwestern, and south-
central Minnesota before freezing rain transitions over to light
sleet or snow.

Widespread ice accumulation of one to two tenths of an inch are
expected in the Winter Weather Advisory area. Areas of ice
accumulations approaching a quarter of an inch are also possible
across southwest Minnesota. Snow and sleet amounts after the
freezing rain ends are expected to remain under an inch. This
Winter Weather Advisory is in effect west of a line from Mille
Lacs Lake, to the western Twin Cities suburbs, to Faribault and
Albert Lea.

MNZ044-050-051-059-066>069-075>077-083>085-092-093-031100-
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0013.200403T1000Z-200403T2100Z/
Mille Lacs-Benton-Sherburne-Wright-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-
Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Faribault-
Freeborn-
Including the cities of Princeton, Sauk Rapids, Elk River,
Monticello, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria,
Shakopee, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault, Mankato, Waseca,
Owatonna, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
554 PM CDT Thu Apr 2 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 4 PM
CDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations
  of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central and south central
  Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 4 PM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and isolated power
  outages.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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

&&

$$



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