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Blizzard Warning

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

MNZ002-003-027-029-030-040-NDZ039-049-052-053-081200-
/O.CON.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
817 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

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

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 65 MPH WILL
  CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT
  DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 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...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.

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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.

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