589  
WWUS43 KMPX 200903  
WSWMPX  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN  
303 AM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...HEAVY SNOW LIKELY ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND  
WESTERN WISCONSIN TODAY INTO THIS EVENING...  
 
.A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND  
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AT WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN FOR TODAY. THE  
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WAS UPGRADED TO A WINTER STORM WARNING DO  
TO HIGHER SNOWFALL FORECAST.  
 
TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED  
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES, PARTICULARLY  
DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MUCH  
OF THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR  
WILL OCCUR AT TIMES DURING THE STORM. SNOWFALL WILL DIMINISH FROM  
THE SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING BUT WILL STILL IMPACT  
THE EVENING COMMUTE.  
 
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DUE TO SNOW COVERED  
ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. PLAN FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME,  
ESPECIALLY FOR THE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTES.  
 
MNZ041-042-047-048-201715-  
/O.UPG.KMPX.WW.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-190221T0000Z/  
/O.EXB.KMPX.WS.W.0006.190220T0903Z-190221T0000Z/  
DOUGLAS-TODD-STEVENS-POPE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ALEXANDRIA, LONG PRAIRIE, MORRIS,  
AND GLENWOOD  
303 AM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
   
..WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING
 
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND  
6 INCHES EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...DOUGLAS, TODD, STEVENS AND POPE COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE  
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING  
COMMUTE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU  
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR  
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
MNZ043-201715-  
/O.UPG.KMPX.WW.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-190221T0000Z/  
/O.EXA.KMPX.WS.W.0006.190220T0900Z-190221T0300Z/  
MORRISON-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF LITTLE FALLS  
303 AM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
   
..WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING
 
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7  
INCHES EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...MORRISON COUNTY.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE  
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING  
COMMUTE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU  
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR  
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
MNZ049-054>060-064>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-201715-  
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-190221T0000Z/  
STEARNS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-  
HENNEPIN-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-  
DAKOTA-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-  
BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ST CLOUD, MADISON, BENSON, MONTEVIDEO,  
WILLMAR, LITCHFIELD, MONTICELLO, MINNEAPOLIS, GRANITE FALLS,  
OLIVIA, HUTCHINSON, GAYLORD, CHASKA, SHAKOPEE, HASTINGS,  
REDWOOD FALLS, NEW ULM, ST PETER, LE SUEUR, FARIBAULT, RED WING,  
ST JAMES, MANKATO, WASECA, OWATONNA, FAIRMONT, BLUE EARTH,  
AND ALBERT LEA  
303 AM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL, EAST CENTRAL, SOUTH CENTRAL,  
SOUTHEAST, SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. THE  
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING  
COMMUTE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU  
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR  
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
MNZ044-045-050>053-061>063-WIZ014-023>026-028-201715-  
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-190221T0300Z/  
MILLE LACS-KANABEC-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-ANOKA-RAMSEY-  
WASHINGTON-POLK-ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PRINCETON, MORA, FOLEY, ELK RIVER,  
CAMBRIDGE, CENTER CITY, BLAINE, ST PAUL, STILLWATER, OSCEOLA,  
HUDSON, RIVER FALLS, PRESCOTT, MENOMONIE, DURAND, AND EAU CLAIRE  
303 AM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8  
INCHES EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND  
CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. THE  
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING  
COMMUTE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU  
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR  
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
WIZ015-016-027-201715-  
/O.CON.KMPX.WS.W.0006.190220T1200Z-190221T0600Z/  
BARRON-RUSK-CHIPPEWA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RICE LAKE, LADYSMITH, AND CHIPPEWA FALLS  
303 AM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING  
TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...  
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7  
INCHES EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...RUSK, BARRON AND CHIPPEWA COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. THE  
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING  
COMMUTE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU  
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR  
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  
 
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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