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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
237 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

MNZ002-003-027-029-030-040-NDZ039-049-052-053-081200-
/O.UPG.KFGF.BZ.A.0001.160207T1200Z-160208T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KFGF.BZ.W.0001.160207T1500Z-160208T1200Z/
NORMAN-CLAY-WEST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-GRANT-CASS-RANSOM-
SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ADA...TWIN VALLEY...HALSTAD...
MOORHEAD...DETROIT LAKES...BRECKENRIDGE...FERGUS FALLS...
ELBOW LAKE...HOFFMAN...ASHBY...HERMAN...BARRETT...FARGO...
LISBON...ENDERLIN...GWINNER...MILNOR...FORMAN...RUTLAND...
WAHPETON
237 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY.
THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AROUND 9 AM
  SUNDAY AND THEN DIMINISH AROUND 6 AM MONDAY.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 60 MPH WILL
  CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT
  DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.
  DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES IS POSSIBLE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES
  ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN COUNTRY...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER
SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING
FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
654 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

MNZ001>005-007-008-013>015-022-027-029-030-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-
024-026>030-038-039-049-052>054-071300-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-
PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-MAHNOMEN-WEST BECKER-WILKIN-
WEST OTTER TAIL-GRANT-TOWNER-CAVALIER-PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-
EASTERN WALSH COUNTY-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-
BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-WESTERN WALSH COUNTY-
654 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SOME VERY LIGHT MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL BE POSSIBLE NORTH OF THE
HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDOR TODAY...BUT NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ARE
EXPECTED. A MUCH STRONG SYSTEM WILL MOVE IN LATE TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE DEVILS LAKE
BASIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE IN EASTERN
NORTH DAKOTA DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...ALLOWING BLOWING
SNOW AND POSSIBLE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO BEGIN.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SNOW AND INCREASING WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS THE
REGION...MOVING INTO THE RED RIVER VALLEY SUNDAY MORNING AND INTO
WESTERN MINNESOTA BY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL GUST TO ABOVE 50
MPH...WITH SOME SPOTS POSSIBLY REACHING THE 55 TO 60 MPH RANGE. THERE
IS SOME UNCERTAINTY IF THERE WILL BE ENOUGH SNOW TO CREATE
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN ALL AREAS...BUT EVEN LOCATIONS WITH ONLY 2
TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED COULD SEE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. A
BLIZZARD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED BUT SNOW AND ROAD REPORTS
ARE APPRECIATED.

$$



Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
203 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

MNZ001>004-007-029-NDZ008-016-027-030-039-049-052-053-062215-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-WEST MARSHALL-WILKIN-PEMBINA-
EASTERN WALSH COUNTY-GRAND FORKS-TRAILL-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-
RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...ADA...
TWIN VALLEY...HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...HALLOCK...KARLSTAD...
LANCASTER...WARREN...STEPHEN...ARGYLE...BRECKENRIDGE...CAVALIER...
WALHALLA...DRAYTON...PEMBINA...ST. THOMAS...NECHE...GRAFTON...
PARK RIVER...GRAND FORKS...MAYVILLE...HILLSBORO...HATTON...
PORTLAND...FARGO...LISBON...ENDERLIN...GWINNER...MILNOR...
FORMAN...RUTLAND...WAHPETON
203 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

.NOW...

A BRIEF BAND OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND ICE PELLETS WILL MOVE
FROM FAR EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...ACROSS THE RED RIVER THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON. EXPECT SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS INTO THE GRAND FORK AREA
AND THE FARGO-MOORHEAD AREA THROUGH 3PM. SHOWERS SHOULD BE THROUGH
THE WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE AREA SHORTLY AFTER 3PM. ICY SPOTS ON
ROADWAYS AND WALKWAYS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE SHOWERS.

$$




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