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

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TODAY...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA WITH SNOW DEVELOPING ELSEWHERE
EARLY THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF AROUND MIDDAY.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA LATER THIS MORNING AND 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 HOW MUCH SNOW FALLS THIS MORNING. A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ047-048-054>056-064-031815-
/O.EXT.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1300Z-150304T0300Z/
/O.EXT.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150303T1300Z/
STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE MORNING AS NORTHWEST WINDS
  WILL INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* 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 BETWEEN 6 AM AND 9 AM AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY 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.

&&

$$

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

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TODAY...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA WITH SNOW DEVELOPING ELSEWHERE
EARLY THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF AROUND MIDDAY.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA LATER THIS MORNING AND 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 HOW MUCH SNOW FALLS THIS MORNING. A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ058-066-067-074>076-082>085-091>093-031815-
/O.EXT.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
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM
CST THIS EVENING...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* 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 BETWEEN 9 AM AND 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.

&&

$$

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

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TODAY...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA WITH SNOW DEVELOPING ELSEWHERE
EARLY THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF AROUND MIDDAY.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA LATER THIS MORNING AND 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 HOW MUCH SNOW FALLS THIS MORNING. A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ065-073-031815-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
RENVILLE-REDWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING AND TAPER OFF
  AROUND MIDDAY AS NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT.
  THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES.

* 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 AROUND 9 AM...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.

&&

$$

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

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TODAY...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING FROM EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA WITH SNOW DEVELOPING ELSEWHERE
EARLY THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF AROUND MIDDAY.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
MINNESOTA LATER THIS MORNING AND 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 HOW MUCH SNOW FALLS THIS MORNING. A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN.

MNZ057-031815-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.W.0003.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150303T1500Z/
KANDIYOHI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WILLMAR
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL WILL TAPER OFF LATE MORNING AS NORTHWEST
  WINDS INCREASE BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
  THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 INCHES.

* 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 AROUND 9 AM AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
407 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

MNZ071-072-SDZ040-031815-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0003.150303T1700Z-150304T0000Z/
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-BROOKINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...BROOKINGS
407 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...WORST CONDITIONS FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH HIGHEST AMOUNTS
  NORTH OF A LINE FROM BROOKINGS...TO IVANHOE AND MARSHALL.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
  WILL BE COMMON...WITH SOME GUSTS AROUND 50 MPH POSSIBLE IN THE
  LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
  WINDS AND FALLING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO A HALF MILE OR
  LESS AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. DRIFTING SNOW WILL
  ALSO IMPACT TRAVEL THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL FALL TO 10 TO 15
  BELOW ZERO BY LATE AFTERNOON.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
338 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WITH LOW VISIBILITY...

.NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE REGION
EARLY THIS MORNING AS A STRONG COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH. LIGHT TO
MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AS
WELL...GRADUALLY ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST BY LATE MORNING.
WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION WITH
VISIBILITY DOWN TO ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

MNZ039-046-SDZ007-008-011-018>023-032145-
/O.EXT.KABR.BZ.W.0002.150303T0938Z-150304T0000Z/
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-
GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...BRITTON...
SISSETON...WEBSTER...REDFIELD...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...
CASTLEWOOD...CLEAR LAKE
338 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CREATE
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS BETWEEN 6 AM CST AND 8 AM CST...THEN PERSIST
  INTO THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH MAY PRODUCE VISIBILITY OF ONE QUARTER
  MILE OR LESS IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITY 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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