PUBLIC WINTER CYCLONE COMPLETE ADVISORY

INFORMATION AT A GLANCE!

POSITION
MOVEMENT
TOP WINDS
CENTRAL PRESSURE
CATEGORY
91.3W 44.5N
North at 45 MPH
31 MPH
997mb/29.44"
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BULLETIN - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
WINTER STORM ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER  004                        CR001  
MWS STORM CENTER STEVENS POINT/WHITING WI
800 PM CST THU DEC 27 2018

...Andrea holding on as a minimal winter storm...

...Computer graphics are unavailable at this time...

SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT HEADLINES NOW IN EFFECT:

Changes with this advisory...

The Winter Storm Warning for central and north central Minnesota is discontinued.
A Blizzard Warning has been issued for far western Minnesota.
The Winter Storm Warning was downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory for a portion of northwest Minnesota.
The Winter Weather Advisory for interior western Upper Michigan is discontinued.

Current headlines now in effect:

* A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for portions of northern and northeast Minnesota and far northwest Wisconsin.

* A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect across far southwest Minnesota/northwest Iowa, far northern Wisconsin, and
far western Upper Michigan.
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A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather conditions are imminent, or now occuring in your area. Take the
necessary precautions to ensure your safety during the storm. Travel is not advised unless it's an emergency situation.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that hazardous winter weather conditions are expected to develop across your area. If you
have travel plans, you should exercise the proper driving skills, and drive a reduced speeds. Allow plenty of space between
your vehicle and the one in front of you.

OVERVIEW:

* POSITION...At 800 pm CST...0100 UTC...the center of winter storm Andrea was located near laditude 91.3 West and 
longitude 44.5 North, or about 50 miles north of Lacrosse Wisconsin. 

* MOVEMENT...Andrea is moving generally north at 45 MPH/ 72.4 K/HR.

* MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...are near 31 MPH/ 49.8 K/HR...with higher gusts.

* MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...was 997 millibars, or 29.44 inches. Weakening is forecast to continue overnight.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Despite ongoing shear aloft, strong drier air punching northeast into the center is taking it's toll on Andrea. 88D and satellite
data affirms that the center of circulation, which is estimated to be north of Lacrosse, has become partially exposed to the
east and south. However, deformation zone precipitation continues across much of northern Minnesota into far northwest
Wisconsin, where moderate to occasionally heavy snowfall is occuring. Another 4 to 8 inches is still expected in those areas
overnight. Elsewhere, owing to the dry slotting, the precipitation has ended, or is of a drizzle nature. 

IMPACTS ON LAND:

* SUSTAINED WINDS...of 15 to 30 mph mainly in open rural locations will persist across MN causing blowing and drifting.

* SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION...from roughly 4 inches across central to 8 inches over northeast MN into northwest WI.  

* GROUND TRAVEL DELAYS...Roads across northern and central MN range from ice and snow covered and slippery to slippery
stretches. Elsewhere, no ground travel delays were reported. 

* AIR TRAVEL DELAYS...None reported at this time.

NEXT UPDATE:

The next complete advisory is scheduled for 700 AM CST.

FORECASTER: Ullman
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