PUBLIC WINTER CYCLONE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY

INFORMATION AT A GLANCE!

POSITION
MOVEMENT
TOP WINDS
CENTRAL PRESSURE
CATEGORY
89.1W 42.6N
East-Northeast at 35 MPH
30 MPH/49.5KPH
997 MB/29.44 Inches
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BULLETIN - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
WINTER STORM ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  006A                            CR001  
MWS STORM CENTER STEVENS POINT/WHITING WI
800 PM CST TUE JAN 23 2018

...ALEX BEGINNING TO WEAKEN/SHEAR...

SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT HEADLINES NOW IN EFFECT:

CHANGES WITH THIS UPDATE...

None.

* A Blizzard warning is posted from Northeast NEB across Northwest IA and a part of far Southern MN.

* A Winter storm warning is posted from Southwest MN into Southeast/Southcentral MN...into Western and Northern WI and much
of upper MI.

* A Winter weather advisory is posted from interior Southeast SD across interior Southcentral MN and far northwest WI.
Advisories are also in effect from far Northeast IA/Southeast MN into central WI... and far Eastern upper and Northern lower MI.


OVERVIEW:

* POSITION...AT 800 PM CST...0100 UTC...The poorly organized center of winter storm ALEX was located near laditude 89.1 West
and longitude 42.6 North, or about 15 miles north of Rockford, Illinois. 

* MOVEMENT...Alex continues to quickly push off to the east-northeast at 35 mph, and is about to exit our coverage region.

* MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...have now increased to near 30 miles per hour, or about 49.5 K/HR with higher gusts.

* MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...was 997 millibars, or 29.44 inches. Some additional strengthening is possible.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

The effects of a strong mid level jetstreak of 75 knots punching into the region continues to cause Alex to excelerate off
to the northeast much quicker then previously expected. At the current movement rate, Alex should reach the northeast extent
of our region within a few more hours. Even so, moderate to heavy snowfall and strong winds are resulting in near blizzard
conditions from Nebraska into South Dakota, and Iowa. Near blizzard conditions are also occuring across parts of southwest
Minnesota. As dry slotting continues working into the storm, the heavier snow should begin to wind down by this evening as
well as the strong winds.

IMPACTS ON LAND:

* SUSTAINED WINDS...None.

* SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION...None.

* GROUND TRAVEL DELAYS...None.

* AIR TRAVEL DELAYS...None.

NEXT UPDATE:

The next complete advisory will be issued at 800 AM CST.

FORECASTER: Hall/Peterson
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