URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
839 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018
 
...HEAVY SNOW AND SOME BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT...
 
.A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday night for areas east of a line from Redwood Falls
to St. Cloud, Minnesota except for Eau Claire and Freeborn
counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the remainder
of the area.
 
Heavy snow with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will spread into
the area Saturday afternoon or early evening. Given the expected
intensity, conditions will deteriorate rapidly following the
onset of the snow. Snowfall totals of 6 to 9 inches are likely
across the warned area with 4 to 6 inches expected in the
advisory area. In addition, northwest winds gusting to 30 to
35 mph late Saturday night will lead to areas of blowing snow,
especially across southern and eastern Minnesota, and western
Wisconsin. Travel could become very difficult Saturday night
through early Sunday.
MNZ050-051-058>063-066>070-076>078-084-085-WIZ023-024-026-241100-
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0003.180224T2100Z-180225T1200Z/
Benton-Sherburne-Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Waseca-
Steele-St. Croix-Pierce-Pepin-
Including the cities of Foley, Elk River, Litchfield, Monticello,
Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Hutchinson, Gaylord,
Chaska, Shakopee, Hastings, Le Sueur, Faribault, Red Wing,
Waseca, Owatonna, Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, and Durand
839 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected.
 
* WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin and central, east
central, south central and southeast Minnesota.
 
* WHEN...From 3 PM Saturday to 6 AM CST Sunday. The snow will
begin around 3 PM and end around midnight. Areas of blowing
snow will follow the accumulating snow until early Sunday
morning.
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing
and drifting snow.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest
road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for
Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.
 
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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1116 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018
MNZ070-074>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ015-016-024>028-241300-
/O.CON.KMPX.FG.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180224T1300Z/
Dakota-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-Barron-Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-
Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Hastings, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur,
Faribault, Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna,
Fairmont, Blue Earth, Albert Lea, Rice Lake, Ladysmith,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
1116 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CST SATURDAY...
* VISIBILITY...Visibilities across south central Minnesota into
west central Wisconsin will continue to drop overnight, with
widespread visibilities of a quarter mile or less expected by
the morning.
 
* IMPACTS...Limited visibilities will make travel difficult.
 
* ADDITIONAL IMPACTS...With temperatures below freezing, slick
spots will be possible, especially on bridges and untreated
pavement.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down...
use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
 
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