Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
256 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

IAZ001>003-012>014-020-021-031-NEZ013-014-SDZ065>071-030500-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1000Z/
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
WOODBURY-DIXON-DAKOTA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-
YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...
SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...SIOUX CITY...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...
ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...
PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...
CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...
SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...VERMILLION...
NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
256 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW...MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL SLOWLY
  DECREASE IN INTENSITY TONIGHT AND END LATE TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS
  WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW THROUGH MOST OF
  TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL VARY FROM 5 TO 15
  INCHES. THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS WILL BE IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST SOUTH
  DAKOTA FROM VERMILLION TO BERESFORD AND INTO FAR NORTHWEST IOWA.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  MOST OF TONIGHT. WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH LATE
  TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
  AND RURAL AREAS. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH WET SNOW MAY
  LEAD TO ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS. IN
  ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE LIKELY...AND MANY
  ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE DECREASE IN SNOWFALL INTENSITY
  WILL IMPROVE VISIBILITY IN SOME SHELTERED AREAS...BUT ZERO
  VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE IN NEARBY OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-SDZ056-061-062-030500-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1000Z/
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
ROCK-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
FLANDREAU...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...
SIOUX FALLS
256 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW...MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL SLOWLY
  DECREASE IN INTENSITY TONIGHT AND END LATE TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS
  WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW THROUGH MOST OF
  TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO
  12 INCHES WITH THE GREATEST SNOWFALL LIKELY NEAR THE INTERSTATE
  90 CORRIDOR IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  MOST OF TONIGHT. WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH LATE
  TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
  AND RURAL AREAS. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH WET SNOW MAY
  LEAD TO ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS. IN
  ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE LIKELY...AND MANY
  ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE DECREASE IN SNOWFALL INTENSITY
  WILL IMPROVE VISIBILITY IN SOME SHELTERED AREAS...BUT ZERO
  VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE IN NEARBY OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

IAZ022-032-030500-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1000Z/
BUENA VISTA-IDA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STORM LAKE...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...
BATTLE CREEK
256 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS
  EVENING AND END LATE TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
  CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW THROUGH MOST OF TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE 5 TO 10
  INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH WILL CONTINUE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND MOST OF TONIGHT. WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 15 TO 25
  MPH LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IS POSSIBLE MAINLY IN OPEN AND
  RURAL AREAS. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH WET SNOW MAY LEAD TO
  ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS. IN
  ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE LIKELY...AND MANY
  ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE DECREASE IN SNOWFALL INTENSITY
  WILL MEAN IMPROVED VISIBILITY IN SHELTERED AREAS...BUT ZERO
  VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE IN NEARBY OPEN AREAS AS THE STRONG
  WINDS BLOW THE ALREADY FALLEN FRESH SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

SDZ040-050-054-055-059-060-063-064-030500-
/O.CON.KFSD.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-160203T0600Z/
BROOKINGS-GREGORY-MINER-LAKE-DAVISON-HANSON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BROOKINGS...GREGORY...BURKE...HOWARD...
MADISON...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...WAGNER...PLATTE...
LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT
256 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING...THEN
  END BY MIDNIGHT. STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE AREAS OF
  BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL VARY FROM 1 TO 4
  INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITY WILL DROP BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES IN OPEN
  AND RURAL AREAS. IN ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE
  LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

$$


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