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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY...

.A BLIZZARD WATCH CONTINUES FOR WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST AND
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. THIS WATCH IS LOCATED ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE
FROM ALEXANDRIA TO ALBERT LEA.

WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF
THE AREA BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE
WIND COMBINED WITH FALLING LIGHT SNOW AND EXTENSIVE SNOWPACK MAY
RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...POSSIBLE
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND EVEN ROAD
CLOSERS MAY BE POSSIBLE.

MNZ054-056-064-065-073-074-082-091-061715-
/O.EXT.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
LAC QUI PARLE-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-BROWN-
WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 TO 50 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS
  LIKELY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY...

.A BLIZZARD WATCH CONTINUES FOR WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST AND
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. THIS WATCH IS LOCATED ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE
FROM ALEXANDRIA TO ALBERT LEA.

WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF
THE AREA BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE
WIND COMBINED WITH FALLING LIGHT SNOW AND EXTENSIVE SNOWPACK MAY
RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...POSSIBLE
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND EVEN ROAD
CLOSERS MAY BE POSSIBLE.

MNZ057-058-066-067-075-076-083-084-092-093-061715-
/O.EXB.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILLMAR...LITCHFIELD...HUTCHINSON...
GAYLORD...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...MANKATO...WASECA...BLUE EARTH...
ALBERT LEA
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 TO 50 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS
  LIKELY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY...

.A BLIZZARD WATCH CONTINUES FOR WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST AND
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. THIS WATCH IS LOCATED ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE
FROM ALEXANDRIA TO ALBERT LEA.

WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF
THE AREA BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE
WIND COMBINED WITH FALLING LIGHT SNOW AND EXTENSIVE SNOWPACK MAY
RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...POSSIBLE
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND EVEN ROAD
CLOSERS MAY BE POSSIBLE.

MNZ041-047-048-055-061715-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1500Z-160208T1200Z/
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-SWIFT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...BENSON
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
EARLY MONDAY MORNING...

A BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
  EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW
  IS LIKELY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND BLOWING
SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN
LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

$$

JRB

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
413 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

IAZ002-003-013-014-022-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-SDZ040-
061815-
/O.EXT.KFSD.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-BUENA VISTA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-
MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-BROOKINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...
STORM LAKE...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...BROOKINGS
413 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  INTO MONDAY MORNING...DUE TO A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND
  FALLING SNOW. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED TO
  IMPACT THE AREA SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH COULD
  CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT
  DRIFTING OF THE SNOW THAT FELL EARLIER IN THE WEEK IS LIKELY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH
  ARE POSSIBLE...BUT HIGHER AMOUNTS MAY BE POSSIBLE IN STRONGER
  SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES DUE TO
  REDUCED VISIBILITY AND BLOWING SNOW OVER ROADWAYS. RURAL AND
  OPEN AREAS WILL SEE THE HIGHEST IMPACT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
408 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

MNZ001>005-007-008-013>015-022-027-029-030-040-NDZ008-016-027-029-
030-038-039-049-052-053-081015-
/O.CON.KFGF.BZ.A.0001.160207T1200Z-160208T1200Z/
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-
PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-MAHNOMEN-WEST BECKER-WILKIN-
WEST OTTER TAIL-GRANT-PEMBINA-EASTERN WALSH COUNTY-GRAND FORKS-
STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...ADA...
TWIN VALLEY...HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...HALLOCK...KARLSTAD...
LANCASTER...ROSEAU...WARROAD...GREENBUSH...WARREN...STEPHEN...
ARGYLE...NEWFOLDEN...MIDDLE RIVER...GRYGLA...THIEF RIVER FALLS...
RED LAKE FALLS...FOSSTON...FERTILE...MCINTOSH...ERSKINE...
MAHNOMEN...NAYTAHWAUSH...WAUBUN...DETROIT LAKES...BRECKENRIDGE...
FERGUS FALLS...ELBOW LAKE...HOFFMAN...ASHBY...HERMAN...BARRETT...
CAVALIER...WALHALLA...DRAYTON...PEMBINA...ST. THOMAS...NECHE...
GRAFTON...PARK RIVER...GRAND FORKS...FINLEY...HOPE...MAYVILLE...
HILLSBORO...HATTON...PORTLAND...VALLEY CITY...FARGO...LISBON...
ENDERLIN...GWINNER...MILNOR...FORMAN...RUTLAND...WAHPETON
408 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY MORNING
  THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 60 MPH COULD
  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 POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
344 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...VERY STRONG WINDS AND SNOW ON SUNDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA THROUGH
NORTHERN MINNESOTA TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
AND AREAS OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP ON THE BACK SIDE OF THIS SYSTEM
SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY EVENING.

MNZ039-046-SDZ007-008-011-019>023-061745-
/O.EXT.KABR.BZ.A.0001.160207T1200Z-160208T1200Z/
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-
HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...BRITTON...
SISSETON...WEBSTER...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...CASTLEWOOD...
CLEAR LAKE
344 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
  AROUND 55 MPH POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS
  THAN ONE HALF MILE DUE TO BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES DUE TO LOW
  VISIBILITY AND BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR BLOWING AND
FALLING SNOW...THAT IN COMBINATION WITH STRONG WINDS COULD CREATE
EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

&&

$$
TMT

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
333 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.LIGHT SNOW IS FORECAST BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY
MORNING WITH AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. VERY STRONG WINDS
WILL DEVELOP DURING THIS TIME...WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH
CREATING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT
TIMES.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-061745-
/O.EXT.KDMX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS...
ROLFE...FONDA...GILMORE CITY...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION...
BELMOND...HAMPTON...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...
SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...
FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY
333 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY CREATE
  TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE
  IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

&&

$$

LEE

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