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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
442 PM CDT Mon Apr 8 2019

...VERY IMPACTFUL WINTER STORM EXPECTED LATER THIS WEEK...

.A Winter Storm Watch has been expanded farther to the northeast for
Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon. The watch now includes
areas north of a line from St. James, to Faribault, and Red Wing
in Minnesota, and from Prescott, to Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls
in west central Wisconsin. This includes all of the Twin Cities
metro area.

A significant winter storm system is possible across a large part
of the Upper Midwest starting Wednesday evening, and lasting
through Friday afternoon. Light precipitation will begin to
develop late Tuesday night, and into Wednesday morning in far
southern Minnesota. A mixture of snow and rain will occur in far
southern Minnesota, with little or no snowfall expected. Any snow
that falls Wednesday morning will likely partially melt during
the day.

By late Wednesday afternoon, and into Thursday night, this is
when the bulk of the precipitation will fall across southern
Minnesota, and into west central Wisconsin. Confidences has
increased that a band of moderate to heavy snow will likely arrive
Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday. Snowfall rates
of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible at times.

Winds will increase Wednesday night as the system lifts
northeastward. Winds will likely gust to 40 to 50 mph on
Thursday. This will lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Blizzard conditions will be possible. In addition, periods of
mixed precipitation of rain, and sleet will be possible at times,
mainly in southern Minnesota. Snowfall will taper off and winds
should subside Friday.

Additional updates to this Winter Storm Watch is possible, with
the watch possibly expanding farther south or north. This is
dependent on the exact track of the storm.

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Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Wright-
Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Le Sueur-
Rice-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-
Chippewa-
Including the cities of Princeton, Mora, St Cloud, Foley,
Elk River, Cambridge, Center City, Monticello, Minneapolis,
Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Chaska, Shakopee, Hastings,
Le Sueur, Faribault, St James, Mankato, Osceola, Rice Lake,
Ladysmith, Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie,
and Chippewa Falls
442 PM CDT Mon Apr 8 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of
  7 to 15 inches. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and
  central, east central and south central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce
  visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
  or evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-Meeker-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-
Including the cities of Morris, Glenwood, Madison, Benson,
Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Granite Falls, Olivia,
Hutchinson, Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, and St Peter
442 PM CDT Mon Apr 8 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions possible. Total snow accumulations of
  greater than 8 inches possible along with widespread blowing and
  drifting snow. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west
  central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce
  visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
  or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch for blizzard conditions 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.

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