Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ065>071-022100-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1000Z/
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-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...STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...
IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...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
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

* TIMING...SNOW CONTINUES TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING...AND WILL LIFT
  STEADILY NORTHWARD THIS MORNING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER
  OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT... BUT WINDS WILL REMAIN BRISK
  INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE 6 TO 12
  INCHES...WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED IN NORTHEAST
  NEBRASKA...NORTHWEST IOWA...AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
  WHERE OVER A FOOT OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AND
  TUESDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY MIDNIGHT.

* 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.

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-SDZ056-061-062-022100-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0001.160202T1200Z-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
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP FROM SOUTH TO NORTH BEGINNING AROUND
  DAYBREAK...AND REACHING THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR BY MID
  MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE TUESDAY
  MORNING INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER
  OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT... BUT WINDS WILL REMAIN BRISK
  INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE 4 TO 8 INCHES IN
  THE WARNING AREA WITH AREAS NEAR THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR IN
  SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA WITH AMOUNTS CLOSER TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AND
  TUESDAY NIGHT.

* 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.

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.

&&

$$

SDZ040-050-054-055-059-060-063-064-022100-
/O.CON.KFSD.WW.Y.0003.160202T1200Z-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
338 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP AFTER DAYBREAK TUESDAY AND BEGIN TO
  LIFT NORTHWARD THROUGH THE DAY. MODERATE SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER
  OFF LATE TUESDAY EVENING... BUT WINDS WILL REMAIN BRISK THROUGH
  THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL OCCUR TUESDAY
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITY MAY DROP BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES ESPECIALLY
  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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