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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS EXPECTED LATE TODAY INTO EARLY
MONDAY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

.A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH
CENTRAL MINNESOTA INCLUDING THE CITIES OF REDWOOD FALLS...NEW
ULM... MANKATO...FAIRMONT...AND ALBERT LEA. THIS ALSO INCLUDES
INTERSTATES 35 AND 90. DEEP SNOW PACK AND ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT WILL COMBINE WITH WIND GUSTS OF
45 TO 55 MPH TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW AND WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS AT TIMES. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND ROAD CLOSURES
ARE POSSIBLE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WILLMAR...MADISON...BENSON...
MORRIS...AND ALEXANDRIA. A LESS IMPRESSIVE SNOW PACK AND RAINFALL
ON SATURDAY WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR WIDESPREAD BLOWING
SNOW TO MATERIALIZE LATER TODAY...DESPITE WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55
MPH AND LIGHT SNOW. SCATTERED AREAS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE
STILL POSSIBLE...AND IF IT IS MORE WIDESPREAD THAN CURRENTLY
ANTICIPATED AN UPGRADE TO A BLIZZARD WARNING WILL BE NECESSARY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS EAST OF THE
WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD WARNINGS FOR LIGHT SNOW AND AREAS OF
BLOWING SNOW DEVELOPING LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND LASTING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
OVER THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ076-083>085-092-093-071700-
/O.EXT.KMPX.BZ.W.0002.160208T0100Z-160208T1800Z/
LE SUEUR-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LE SUEUR...MANKATO...WASECA...
OWATONNA...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
254 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AFTER 7 PM THIS EVENING
  AND THEN DIMINISH AROUND NOON MONDAY.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE AND ROAD CLOSURES
  ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
303 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

MNZ065>067-073>076-082>085-091>093-080915-
RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-WATONWAN-
BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
303 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING INTO MONDAY MORNING
IN AREAS WITH DEEPER SNOWPACK AS WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH
DEVELOP.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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