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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
352 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

MNZ001-002-004>009-013>015-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026>030-054-
201800-
/O.CON.KFGF.WW.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-141220T1800Z/
WEST POLK-NORMAN-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-WEST MARSHALL-
EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-TOWNER-
CAVALIER-PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-
GRAND FORKS-GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-WESTERN WALSH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...
HALSTAD...HALLOCK...ROSEAU...BAUDETTE...WARREN...NEWFOLDEN...
RED LAKE...THIEF RIVER FALLS...RED LAKE FALLS...FOSSTON...CANDO...
LANGDON...CAVALIER...MADDOCK...LEEDS...DEVILS LAKE...GRAFTON...
NEW ROCKFORD...LAKOTA...GRAND FORKS...COOPERSTOWN...FINLEY...
MAYVILLE...ADAMS
352 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
TODAY...

* TIMING...THROUGH THE MORNING.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A LIGHT COATING OF ICE ON EXPOSED SURFACES
  AND UNTREATED ROADS.

* VISIBILITIES...TYPICALLY 1 TO 3 MILES...BUT PATCHY DENSE FOG
  AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL RESULT IN SLICK ROADS
  AND POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON
  SECONDARY AND UNTREATED ROADWAYS. FREEZING DRIZZLE AND DENSE
  FOG WILL NOT OCCUR EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME...BUT MOST
  LOCATIONS WILL EXPERIENCE AT LEAST BRIEF FREEZING DRIZZLE AT
  SOME POINT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATER
UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

$$


Dense Fog Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1046 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY EXTENDED INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON FOR
NORTH CENTRAL AND ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...

.DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO WILL CONTINUE OVER NORTH
CENTRAL AND PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BOTTINEAU...MINOT AND
HARVEY...JAMESTOWN...EDGELEY AND LAMOURE. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE
IS ALSO POSSIBLE...AND WILL MAKE ROADS ICY IN SOME LOCATIONS.

SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. BE
ESPECIALLY CAREFUL AT INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS.

NDZ002>005-011>013-022-023-025-037-048-051-202000-
/O.CON.KBIS.FG.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-141220T2000Z/
BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WARD-MCHENRY-PIERCE-SHERIDAN-
WELLS-FOSTER-STUTSMAN-LA MOURE-DICKEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWBELLS...MOHALL...BOTTINEAU...ROLLA...
MINOT...TOWNER...RUGBY...MCCLUSKY...HARVEY...CARRINGTON...
JAMESTOWN...EDGELEY...OAKES
1046 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* VISIBILITY...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS.

* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH GREATLY REDUCED
  VISIBILITY. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IS ALSO POSSIBLE WHICH
  WILL MAKE ROADS SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS
THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...USE YOUR LOW BEAM
HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE
VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU. BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS
AND NEAR CROSSWALKS.

&&

$$

HEINERT


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1027 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

NDZ038-049-052-201830-
BARNES-RANSOM-SARGENT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VALLEY CITY...LISBON...GWINNER
1027 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS ACROSS BARNES...RANSOM...AND
SARGENT COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 94 IN THE VALLEY CITY
AREA. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ACROSS AREA ROADWAYS
DUE TO VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE-QUARTER MILE AND POTENTIALLY
SLIPPERY CONDITIONS.

$$

KNUTSVIG

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
947 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

SDZ006-018-201800-
BROWN-SPINK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ABERDEEN...REDFIELD
947 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...AREAS OF DENSE FOG THROUGH LATE MORNING...

FOG HAS SETTLED INTO THE JAMES VALLEY THIS MORNING...WITH AREAS OF
DENSE FOG AS WELL. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE-
QUARTER MILE AT TIMES THROUGH LATE MORNING...WITH SLOW
IMPROVEMENTS EXPECTED BY AROUND NOON. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING
THIS MORNING AND BE PREPARED FOR LOW VISIBILITY.

$$
TMT


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1046 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

NDZ001-009-010-017>021-031>036-040>047-050-211700-
DIVIDE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-
GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-SLOPE-
HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-MCINTOSH-
1046 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014 /946 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST NORTH
DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND
SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THERE IS A CHANCE OF A LIGHT WINTRY MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET...OR LIGHT SNOW TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR A LIGHT WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET
AND SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA SUNDAY EVENING INTO MONDAY
MORNING. WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY WHICH
MAY IMPACT EARLY CHRISTMAS TRAVEL. UNCERTAINTY IN AMOUNTS
REMAINS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

MORE INFORMATION...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND...AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS



$$
NH

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1046 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

NDZ002>005-011>013-022-023-025-037-048-051-211700-
BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WARD-MCHENRY-PIERCE-SHERIDAN-
WELLS-FOSTER-STUTSMAN-LA MOURE-DICKEY-
1046 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...NORTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO
THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IS ALSO
POSSIBLE. SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BIS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

THERE IS A CHANCE OF A LIGHT WINTRY MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET...OR LIGHT SNOW TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR A LIGHT WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET
AND SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA SUNDAY EVENING INTO MONDAY
MORNING. WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY WHICH
MAY IMPACT EARLY CHRISTMAS TRAVEL. UNCERTAINTY IN AMOUNTS
REMAINS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

MORE INFORMATION...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND...AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS



$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
852 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

MTZ016>027-059>062-211200-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-
RICHLAND-DAWSON-PRAIRIE-WIBAUX-NORTHERN PHILLIPS-
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-NORTHERN VALLEY-EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
852 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
MONTANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IS POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.
MOTORISTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AS TRAVEL IS
EXPECTED TO BECOME HAZARDOUS WHERE ICY CONDITIONS DEVELOP.

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW ON MONDAY NEAR THE NORTH
DAKOTA BORDER.

EARLY INDICATIONS SUGGEST A POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL
FOR AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE REGION CHRISTMAS DAY AND THURSDAY
NIGHT. DETAILS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME AND CONFIDENCE IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
712 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-211315-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-
WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-
EAST POLK-NORTH CLEARWATER-SOUTH BELTRAMI-MAHNOMEN-
SOUTH CLEARWATER-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-EAST BECKER-WILKIN-
WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-TOWNER-CAVALIER-
PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
WESTERN WALSH-
712 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014



THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AREAS OF FOG AND PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL MAKE FOR SOME
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THIS MORNING. AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE
POSSIBLE TONIGHT HOWEVER ANY ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LESS THAN AN
INCH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP EARLY NEXT WEEK WHICH WILL LIKELY
BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO PARTS OF THE REGION. FOR THOSE PLANNING
HOLIDAY TRAVEL STAY TUNED TO LATER STATEMENTS ON THIS UPCOMING
WEATHER SYSTEM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
503 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-211215-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-
FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
503 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LIVINGSTON...NYE
AND BIG TIMBER AREAS TONIGHT. GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE...CAUSING DANGEROUS CROSS WINDS FOR TRAVELERS ON
I-90...AS WELL AS AREA ROADS AROUND NYE.

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT. A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE ALONG
WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE
COOKE CITY BY MONDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LIVINGSTON...NYE
AND BIG TIMBER AREAS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY MORNING. GUSTS TO 65 MPH
ARE POSSIBLE...CAUSING DANGEROUS CROSS WINDS FOR TRAVELERS ON
I-90...AS WELL AS AREA ROADS AROUND NYE.

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY MORNING. A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOWFALL
IS POSSIBLE ALONG WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES INCLUDING THE
MOUNTAINS ABOVE COOKE CITY BY MONDAY MORNING.

A STORM SYSTEM MAY IMPACT THE REGION OVER THE CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAY...THOUGH THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THIS POTENTIAL SYSTEM
REMAINS UNCERTAIN. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO PIN POINT SNOW
AMOUNTS BUT PEOPLE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ANY TIME FROM WEDNESDAY
THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST BEFORE
SETTING OUT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
411 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-211015-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-
411 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014 /311 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH
DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A WEAK SYSTEM WILL TRAVEL ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER OF SOUTH DAKOTA
TODAY...MOVING INTO WESTERN MINNESOTA THIS EVENING.
PRECIPITATION WITH THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE BRIEF AND
LIGHT...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF RAIN. HOWEVER...WITH TEMPERATURES
FORECAST AROUND FREEZING...CANT RULE OUT A FEW SPOTS GETTING SOME
VERY LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA SUNDAY NIGHT.
AGAIN...TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM WILL BE RIGHT AROUND
FREEZING AND SOME LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE. AS THIS
SYSTEM INTENSIFIES OVER THE MIDWEST MONDAY...SNOW COULD WRAP BACK
INTO THE DAKOTAS. THERE IS A HIGH DEGREE OF UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW
FAR WEST ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL MANAGES INTO THE FORECAST
AREA...IF AT ALL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
952 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

NDZ006-007-014-015-024-026-028-038-049-052-201800-
TOWNER-CAVALIER-BENSON-RAMSEY-EDDY-NELSON-GRIGGS-BARNES-RANSOM-
SARGENT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CANDO...LANGDON...MADDOCK...LEEDS...
DEVILS LAKE...NEW ROCKFORD...LAKOTA...COOPERSTOWN...VALLEY CITY...
LISBON...GWINNER
952 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.NOW...
AREAS OF DENSE FOG AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
MORNING HOURS ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA. AREAS
AFFECTED INCLUDE CANDO...DEVILS LAKE...VALLEY CITY...AND GWINNER.
MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ACROSS AREA ROADWAYS.

$$

KNUTSVIG

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