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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1116 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

MNZ003-024-027>032-040-NDZ038-039-049-052-053-030530-
CLAY-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-EAST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-
EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOORHEAD...PARK RAPIDS...
DETROIT LAKES...WOLF LAKE...BRECKENRIDGE...FERGUS FALLS...
NEW YORK MILLS...WADENA...ELBOW LAKE...VALLEY CITY...FARGO...
LISBON...GWINNER...WAHPETON
1116 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT LATE TONIGHT WILL BRING A RETURN TO HARD WINTER...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION LATE TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE BEHIND THE
FRONT...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 30 MPH AND GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN
THE VICINITY OF...AND WEST OF...THE RED RIVER VALLEY ON TUESDAY.
IN ADDITION...GENERAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING...WITH INCREASING
CONFIDENCE OF AN AREA OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF A
PARK RAPIDS TO FERGUS FALLS TO WAHPETON LINE. COMBINED WITH THE
STRONG WINDS...THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY LEAD TO NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IN THE FAR SOUTHERN RED RIVER
VALLEY AND LAKES COUNTRY. THE EXPECTED ONSET OF DETERIORATING
TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING INTO TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...INCLUDING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL OVER THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT OR
TUESDAY...PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS.

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HOPKINS




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
531 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

MNZ003-024-027>032-040-NDZ038-039-049-052-053-031130-
CLAY-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-EAST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-
EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
531 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TO AFFECT THE REGION LATE TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE REGION LATE TONIGHT.
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 20 TO 40 MPH WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE
FRONT TOWARDS MORNING. IN ADDITION LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE WITH
THE FAVORED AREAS FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW ALONG THE NORTH AND SOUTH
DAKOTA BORDER AND ADJACENT WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE STRONG
WINDS AND FALLING SNOW MAY CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW FROM THE
VALLEY WESTWARD REDUCING VISIBILITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

LIGHT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY WITH TOTAL
ACCUMULATIONS FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE. REDUCED VISIBILITY IN
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE ESPECIALLY DURING THE MORNING.
HAZARDOUS WIND CHILLS WILL DEVELOP LATER IN THE AFTERNOON
CONTINUING OVERNIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED BUT SNOWFALL REPORTS WILL
BE WELCOME.

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