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Weather Advisory Alert: Commuters Could Face Dense Fog Friday Morning

The National Weather Service is reporting that visibility will be affected starting at approximately 3 a.m. through midday Friday

Commuters may be facing difficult travel conditions Friday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory late Thursday afternoon warning residents of reduced visibility to one quarter mile or less on the roads in Washington County. Some areas may also experience freezing fog.

Commuters should be prepared to use their headlights and leave considerable distance between other vehicles. 

Here is the full advisory from the NWS: 

... DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON CST FRIDAY.

* VISIBILITY... ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS... REDUCED VISIBILITY MAY MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION... ISOLATED LOCATIONS THAT MAY DROP TO FREEZING MAY EXPERIENCE FREEZING FOG WHICH MAY CREATE SLICK SPOTS ON SIDEWALKS AND ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING... SLOW DOWN... USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS... AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

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... DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN...

...AREAS OF FOG WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT OVER SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN WITH MUCH OF THE FOG BECOMING DENSE... DROPPING VISIBILITIES TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS... EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. AREAS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO DENSE FOG ARE THOSE SOUTH OF A LINE FROM NEW ULM TO JORDAN TO LAKE ELMO IN MINNESOTA... AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM NEW RICHMOND TO CORNELL IN WISCONSIN. THE DENSE FOG WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING THEN VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED TO SLOWLY INCREASE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

 

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