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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1130 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-161030-
KOOCHICHING-NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-
NORTHERN ITASCA-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-
SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-NORTHERN CASS-SOUTHERN ITASCA-
SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTHERN AITKIN-
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-
BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
1130 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA.
A POTENT STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST ON
WEDNESDAY WITH HEAVY WET SNOWFALL OVER PARTS OF NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN
EFFECT FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. PLEASE READ THE
LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS...AND PLEASE
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS WINTER STORM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE NORTHLAND DURING THE DAY
WEDNESDAY. DURING THE PEAK OF THE STORM WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE
POSSIBLE FROM THE I-35 CORRIDOR NORTHEAST TO AROUND ASHLAND AND
INTO MUCH OF NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...INCLUDING U.S. HIGHWAYS 2 AND
53. IN ADDITION...GUSTY EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL REDUCE
VISIBILITY IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS
AND ADJACENT TO LAKE SUPERIOR. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY
DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LATER THIS WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND...TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN A
WARMING TREND...AND SNOWMELT WILL BEGIN IN EARNEST ONCE AGAIN
LEADING IN INCREASED RUNOFF INTO AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS.
THUS...RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN A SECOND RISE THIS WEEKEND
AND NEXT WEEK.  AT THIS TIME...NO MAJOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED ON ANY
OF THE MAJOR RIVERS ACROSS NORTHEAST MINNESOTA OR NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN. HOWEVER...IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME OF THE SMALLER
TRIBUTARY STREAMS AND RIVERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE ALONG THE NORTH
SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR...AND ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE IN NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN COULD SEE AN INCREASED FLOODING THREAT DUE TO THE
INCREASED RUNOFF OR FROM ICE JAMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.  SNOW
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT PRECIPITATION TYPE AND SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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