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Arlington, MN

Alerts in Effect

Winter Storm Watch

Issued at 14:59 Monday 23 January 2017

.A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. HEAVY SNOW OF 8-10
INCHES IS FORECAST FOR THIS AREA WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ALONG
THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN SNOWFALL RATES OF 0.75-1" PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE. SNOWFALL
WILL TAPER OFF BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BUT GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL LEAD TO A THREAT FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOW ON
ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY FROM BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL MAKE
TRAVEL HAZARDOUS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE CAUTION, AND TRAVEL ONLY
IF NECESSARY.

IN ADDITION, A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS
OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN TUESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. SNOWFALL OF 6-8" IS FORECAST
ACROSS THIS AREA BUT THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY IN EXACT AMOUNTS.
AN UPGRADE TO A WINTER STORM WARNING IS POSSIBLE AS FORECAST
CONFIDENCE INCREASES.THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES WILL MAKE
FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY

Issued by National Weather Service



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