Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1100 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

...MAJOR WINTER STORM HIGHLY LIKELY MONDAY ACROSS SOUTHERN/
EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN...
...VERY TIGHT SNOWFALL GRADIENT EXPECTED OVER THE METRO SO THE
WINTER STORM WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE METRO...

.A Blizzard Warning continues from Mankato to the south and west,
including Fairmont and St. James Monday. The Winter Storm Warning
is in effect for the rest of south central Minnesota and most of
west central Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect
from Gaylord through the Twin Cites metro and Balsam Lake as this
area will be close to a very tight snow gradient.

A strong storm system will bring an area of heavy snow across
south central and east central Minnesota into western Wisconsin
by Monday morning. Snowfall totals of 8 to 14 inches are likely
by Monday evening in the warning area. Strong winds with gusts up
to 40 MPH during the heavy snow period will lead to blizzard
conditions in a portion of south central MN. Farther east, winds
will be in the 20 to 30 MPH range and cause patchy blowing and
drifting snow.

A wintry mix with a period of freezing rain is also possible
Monday morning from Albert Lea toward Eau Claire, resulting in
light ice accumulation.

Be prepared for difficult driving conditions if you have travel
plans across central or southern Minnesota and western and
northern Wisconsin. Driving conditions will deteriorate very
rapidly heading east on I-94 or south on I-35 through the Twin
Cities Monday.

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Scott-Dakota-Rice-Goodhue-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-
Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Shakopee, Hastings, Faribault, Red Wing,
Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie,
Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
1100 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM MONDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the evening commute on Monday.
  Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and ice
  accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

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

* WHEN...From 3 AM Monday to midnight CST Monday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found
at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling
5 1 1 in either state.

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