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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
318 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-220930-
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...
HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...HALLOCK...ROSEAU...BAUDETTE...WARREN...
NEWFOLDEN...RED LAKE...THIEF RIVER FALLS...RED LAKE FALLS...
FOSSTON...BAGLEY...BEMIDJI...MAHNOMEN...LAKE ITASCA...
PARK RAPIDS...DETROIT LAKES...WOLF LAKE...BRECKENRIDGE...
FERGUS FALLS...NEW YORK MILLS...WADENA...ELBOW LAKE...CANDO...
LANGDON...CAVALIER...MADDOCK...LEEDS...DEVILS LAKE...GRAFTON...
NEW ROCKFORD...LAKOTA...GRAND FORKS...COOPERSTOWN...FINLEY...
MAYVILLE...VALLEY CITY...FARGO...LISBON...GWINNER...WAHPETON...
ADAMS
318 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

...A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...

A MIX OF WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT...STARTING OUT AS
DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN AND MIXING WITH FREEZING DRIZZLE OR LIGHT
SNOW LATER ON. FOG WILL ALSO REMAIN...KEEPING VISIBILITIES LOW IN
SPOTS. THE MIXED PRECIPITATION MAY LINGER INTO MONDAY...MAINLY
ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. MORE OF
THE AREA WILL SEE SNOW LATER MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. AT THIS POINT
IT LOOKS LIKE EAST CENTRAL INTO SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND
PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA COULD PICK UP ONE TO THREE
INCHES OF SNOW. NORTHERLY WINDS MAY BECOME GUSTY BY
TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND WEST OF THE RED RIVER
VALLEY...WHICH COULD RESULT IN SOME DRIFTING SNOW. PLEASE STAY
TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECASTS...ESPECIALLY IF PLANNING TO TRAVEL
EARLY THIS WEEK.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
627 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
230030-
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-
BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
627 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

FOG IS EXPECTED TONIGHT. THE FOG COULD BECOME DENSE LATE TONIGHT
WITH VISIBILITY LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A WINTER SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE OUTLOOK AREA MONDAY INTO TUESDAY
NIGHT. SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
MINNESOTA BY MONDAY EVENING. RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW IN EASTERN
MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN MONDAY NIGHT. LIGHT TO MODERATE
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA BY THE
TIME THE SNOW ENDS TUESDAY EVENING. AT THIS TIME...2 TO 4 INCHES
OF SNOW IS EXPECTED NORTH OF A LINE FROM MANKATO...TO THE TWIN
CITIES...TO RICE LAKE IN WISCONSIN. TOTALS NEAR AND SOUTH OF THIS
LINE WILL RANGE FROM TRACE AMOUNTS TO A COUPLE INCHES. HOLIDAY
TRAVELERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS CONCERNING
THIS EVENT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

IAZ001>003-012-013-020-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-NEZ013-
SDZ040-055-056-061-062-065>071-222145-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-PLYMOUTH-LINCOLN MN-
LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-
BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...EAST CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

LIGHT RAIN WILL GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO SNOW LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON
WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO
30 MPH AND MAY PRODUCE SOME BLOWING SNOW AS WELL. BY TUESDAY
EVENING SNOWFALL TOTALS SHOULD BE ABOUT 2 TO 3 INCHES.

THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW WILL AGAIN COME THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO
FRIDAY MORNING. GENERALLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...BUT
IMPACTS TO HOLIDAY TRAVEL WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-221000-
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-
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW AND LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH TONIGHT. ROADS COULD BECOME SLIPPERY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

WIDESPREAD LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH CHRISTMAS
EVE...WITH THE POTENTIAL TO IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVEL. A MIX OF RAIN
AND SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES AS WELL. THERE REMAINS
UNCERTAINTY ON THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THE STORM SO BE SURE TO
CHECK THE FORECAST FOR UPDATES.

AT THIS TIME...THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW APPEARS TO BE
ACROSS THE MINNESOTA ARROWHEAD REGION...MAINLY ALONG THE HIGHER
TERRAIN INLAND FROM LAKE SUPERIOR LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SNOWFALL AND FREEZING DRIZZLE REPORTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED AND
CAN BE SHARED WITH US VIA PHONE OR SOCIAL MEDIA. IN ADDITION...
REAL TIME REPORTS OF PRECIPITATION TYPE CAN BE SUBMITTED USING THE
FREE MPING SMART PHONE APP.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-222145-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014 /242 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014/

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

FOCUS IS ON A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL IMPACT THE REGION STARTING
TONIGHT. WITH SURFACE TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND
FREEZING...PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SEE
A LIGHT ACCUMULATION OF FREEZING RAIN. AS COLDER AIR IS PULLED
INTO THE SYSTEM...RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW MONDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOW WILL SHIFT FROM CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE DAY TO
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA MONDAY NIGHT. WINDS
OF 25 TO 35MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING TUESDAY AS WELL.
TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 2 AND 5 INCHES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
TMT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
220 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ032>034-
041>044-053>055-061-221200-
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-
CLAYTON-WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-FILLMORE-HOUSTON-
BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-ADAMS-VERNON-
CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-
220 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST
MINNESOTA...NORTHEAST IOWA...AND SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

AREAS OF FOG COULD REFORM TONIGHT...AND BECOME LOCALLY DENSE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

PERIODS OF RAIN OR SNOW ARE EXPECTED FROM MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT INTO CHRISTMAS EVE. LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR LESS COULD RESULT IN SOME IMPACT ON
HOLIDAY TRAVEL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATION...

NO WEBINAR IS SCHEDULED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
220 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

WIZ017-029-221200-
TAYLOR-CLARK-
220 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL
WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN WILL FALL INTO THIS EVENING. MINOR SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 29.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

PERIODS OF RAIN OR SNOW ARE EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT INTO CHRISTMAS EVE. LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS OF A FEW INCHES OR LESS COULD RESULT IN IMPACT ON
HOLIDAY TRAVEL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SNOW REPORTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATION...

NO WEBINAR IS SCHEDULED.

$$

SHEA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
714 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-221315-
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-
714 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

...ACCUMULATING SNOW EARLY NEXT WEEK...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW OR A WINTRY MIX WILL DEVELOP ACROSS WESTERN
AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE REGION LATE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD MONDAY AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
DEEPENS OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS. ACROSS THE SOUTH PRECIPITATION
COULD START OUT AS A MIX BEFORE CHANGING TO ALL SNOW BY MONDAY
EVENING. LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY ENDING
TUESDAY EVENING. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS. NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE
TO 15 TO 25 MPH MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY WHICH COULD CAUSE AREAS
OF DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED HOWEVER SNOWFALL REPORTS
WILL BE WELCOME.

$$

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