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WWUS43 KFSD 251033
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
433 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

IAZ003-014-022-251845-
/O.CON.KFSD.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150226T0000Z/
DICKINSON-CLAY IA-BUENA VISTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
SPENCER...STORM LAKE
433 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE PRE DAWN HOURS...
  AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS MORNING. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY
  TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 8 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...DURING TIME OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL...
  VISIBILITY WILL DROP TO A HALF MILE OR LESS. WINDS WILL
  GRADUALLY SHIFT AROUND TO NORTHEAST TO NORTH THIS AFTERNOON AND
  INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH. THIS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE
  DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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IAZ001-002-012-013-020-021-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ014-SDZ039-040-055-056-062-067-071-251845-
/O.CON.KFSD.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-150225T2100Z/
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-WOODBURY-IDA-
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
ROCK-DAKOTA-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MINNEHAHA-LINCOLN SD-
UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...
HARTLEY...SANBORN...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...
HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
SOUTH SIOUX CITY...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...SIOUX FALLS...CANTON...LENNOX...
TEA...HARRISBURG...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
433 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD IN THE
  EARLY MORNING HOURS...INCREASING BY AFTER DAYBREAK IN AREAS
  TOWARD THE LOWER MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY. THE HEAVIEST BANDING OF
  SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE EARLY TO MID MORNING FROM EAST
  CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA FROM AROUND SIOUX FALLS NORTHWARD...LASTING
  THROUGH MIDDAY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA. SNOW
  WILL TAPER OFF DURING THE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE AREA.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL WILL RANGE FROM AN INCH OR TWO NEAR
  SIOUX CITY TO NEAR 6 INCHES AROUND SIBLEY IOWA AND JACKSON
  MINNESOTA.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...EAST WINDS THIS MORNING WILL GRADUALLY
  SHIFT AROUND BY AFTERNOON TO NORTHEAST TO NORTH...AND INCREASE
  TO 15 TO 30 MPH. THIS MAY PRODUCE DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON
  EAST-WEST ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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