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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1049 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED WEDNESDAY...

.A POTENT SPRING STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE DAKOTAS TONIGHT AND
INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST WEDNESDAY. THIS STORM WILL BRING A SWATH
OF HEAVY SNOW TO PARTS OF THE NORTHLAND LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE PLACEMENT OF HEAVIEST SNOW WILL LIKELY
EXTEND FROM AROUND LITTLE FALLS TO HINCKLEY IN EAST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA TO AROUND COPPER FALLS STATE PARK IN WISCONSIN. THIS
CORRIDOR IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE AROUND 10 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW.
OTHER AREAS TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH WILL SEE LESSER AMOUNTS AROUND
6 TO 10 INCHES...INCLUDING THE TWIN PORTS AND BRAINERD LAKES
AREA. VERY STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ACROSS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES OVER THE
REGION...ESPECIALLY FROM THE TWIN PORTS AND EASTWARD ALONG THE
HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDOR IN WISCONSIN.

WIZ001>004-007>009-161200-
/O.CON.KDLH.WS.W.0010.140416T1500Z-140417T1500Z/
DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SUPERIOR...WASHBURN...ASHLAND...
HURLEY...SPOONER...HAYWARD...PHILLIPS
1049 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO
10 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE HIGHWAY 53 AND
  HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDORS...AND THE HAYWARD LAKES AND GOGEBIC RANGE
  AREAS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY MORNING AND INCREASE IN
  INTENSITY AND COVERAGE THROUGH THE DAY WEDNESDAY...EVENTUALLY
  DIMINISHING AND MOVING OUT OF THE REGION EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. THE
  HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY EXTEND FROM THE MINONG AND GORDON
  AREAS NORTHEASTWARD TO AROUND IRONWOOD AND ASHLAND.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED
  WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS CLOSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR. FREQUENT
  GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. VISIBILITY WILL BE LESS THAN
  ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES DURING THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS...
   AND ESPECIALLY CLOSER TO LAKE SUPERIOR WITH THE COMBINATION
  OF STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS COULD BRING DOWN
  BRANCHES. ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW COVERED WITH LOW VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THE
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
CAUSE DANGEROUSLY LOW VISIBILITY AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOW AND ICE
COVERED ROADS...AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED.
DELAY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE.  IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...USE EXTREME
CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. BE AWARE
THAT YOU MAY BECOME STRANDED AND THAT IT COULD TAKE MANY HOURS
FOR HELP TO ARRIVE. KEEP A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE...
INCLUDING A FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR
TRAVEL ROUTE AND EXPECTED ARRIVAL TIME AND HAVE A WORKING CELL
PHONE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

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.

$$



Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1119 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...HEAVY SNOW LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.A POTENT SPRING STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS
THIS AFTERNOON...AND MOVE ACROSS THE DAKOTAS TONIGHT AND INTO THE
UPPER MIDWEST WEDNESDAY. THERE IS INCREASING CONFIDENCE THAT THIS
STORM WILL BRING A SWATH OF HEAVY SNOW TO PARTS OF THE NORTHLAND
LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THERE IS STILL SOME
UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS SYSTEM...REGARDING THE PLACEMENT OF HEAVIEST
SNOW. HOWEVER...IT IS APPEARING MORE LIKELY THAT NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN AND PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA COULD RECEIVE 9 TO
14 INCHES OF SNOW. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS...GREATER THAN 12
INCHES...WILL MOST LIKELY AFFECT THE NORTHERN MOST TIER OF
COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...AND WEST ALONG THE INTERSTATE 35
CORRIDOR BETWEEN DULUTH AND HINCKLEY. VERY STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS
ACROSS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED
VISIBILITIES FROM THE TWIN PORTS AND ALONG THE HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDOR
IN WISCONSIN.

MNZ020-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-160030-
/O.CON.KDLH.WS.A.0008.140416T0900Z-140417T1200Z/
SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-
SOUTHERN AITKIN-CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-
ASHLAND-IRON-BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TWO HARBORS...PINE RIVER...BRAINERD...
HILL CITY...AITKIN...DULUTH...CLOQUET...HINCKLEY...SUPERIOR...
WASHBURN...ASHLAND...HURLEY...GRANTSBURG...SPOONER...HAYWARD...
PHILLIPS
1119 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AND PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL AND
  CENTRAL MINNESOTA...INCLUDING THE TWIN PORTS AREA...INTERSTATE
  35 CORRIDOR THROUGH CARLTON AND PINE COUNTIES...AND THE
  BRAINERD LAKES AND AITKIN AREAS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY
  AND COVERAGE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON...EVENTUALLY
  DIMINISHING AND MOVING OUT OF THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE. THE
  HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY AFFECT THE NORTHERN MOST TIER OF
  COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AND THE INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR
  BETWEEN DULUTH AND HINCKLEY. AREAS TO THE SOUTH...INCLUDING
  PRICE COUNTY AND WEST TO SOUTHERN PINE COUNTY...COULD SEE 6 TO
  10 INCHES. THE BRAINERD LAKES AND AITKIN AREAS COULD SEE ABOUT 5
  TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH ARE
  EXPECTED CLOSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR. FREQUENT GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH ARE
  POSSIBLE. VISIBILITY COULD BE LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT
  TIMES DURING THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS... ESPECIALLY CLOSER TO
  LAKE SUPERIOR IN COMBINATION WITH THE STRONGER WINDS.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS COULD BRING DOWN
  BRANCHES. ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW COVERED WITH LOW VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$








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