Blizzard Warning issued

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
251 PM CST Tue Feb 11 2020

MNZ003-029-030-040-NDZ039-049-052-053-130000-
/O.UPG.KFGF.WS.A.0002.200212T1200Z-200213T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KFGF.BZ.W.0002.200212T1100Z-200212T2100Z/
Clay-Wilkin-West Otter Tail-Grant-Cass-Ransom-Sargent-Richland-
Including the cities of Moorhead, Breckenridge, Fergus Falls,
Elbow Lake, Hoffman, Ashby, Herman, Barrett, Fargo, Lisbon,
Enderlin, Gwinner, Milnor, Forman, Rutland, and Wahpeton
251 PM CST Tue Feb 11 2020

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 3 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
  one to 2 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of west central Minnesota and southeast North
  Dakota.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 3 PM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing
  snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The
  dangerously cold wind chills as low as 40 below zero could cause
  frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. The
  dangerous wind chills will last beyond the blowing snow into
  Thursday morning.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must
travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded,
stay with your vehicle.

The latest road conditions for North Dakota can be found at
dot.nd.gov/travel and for Minnesota at 511mn.org, or by calling
5 1 1 in either state.

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