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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1010 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SNOW TAPERING OFF WITH STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS DEVELOPING IN WEST CENTRAL TO SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
THIS AFTERNOON...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL END EARLY THIS AFTERNOON FROM WEST TO EAST
ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA AND INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.
TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
WEST CENTRAL TO CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS ALL OF MINNESOTA BY
NOON...AND INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45
MPH...ARE LIKELY...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH
CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES
WILL BE FREQUENTLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE IN OPEN
AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR
AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GLENWOOD TO HUTCHINSON...
OWATONNA AND ALBERT LEA. EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE WARNING MAY BE
CANCELLED DEPENDING ON VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN
MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

MNZ058-066-067-074>076-082>085-091>093-040000-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1700Z-150304T0300Z/
MEEKER-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LITCHFIELD...HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...
NEW ULM...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...ST. JAMES...MANKATO...WASECA...
OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
1010 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN NORTHWEST
  WINDS WILL INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND VISIBILITY LESS
  THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE A BIT
  BETTER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  DEVELOP BY NOON...AND WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME DANGEROUS WITH BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS DEVELOPING.

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...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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
414 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

MNZ065>067-073>076-082>085-091>093-041015-
RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-WATONWAN-
BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
414 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY MORNING.
THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL GRADUALLY END BY ABOUT MIDDAY WITH
AN INCH OR TWO ACCUMULATION. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP
THIS MORNING AND WILL CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS INTO THIS EVENING.
CHECK THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP TO 20 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO LATE
TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS AND SNOWFALL OBSERVERS ARE URGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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