Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
919 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

MNZ071-072-080-097-090000-
/O.EXT.KFSD.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-PIPESTONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...PIPESTONE
919 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE NOW EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO
  THIS AFTERNOON. WHILE CONDITIONS MAY SLIGHTLY IMPROVE AS SNOW
  DIMINISHES...STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD
  BLOWING SNOW.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH WILL
  COMBINE WITH FREQUENT SNOW SHOWERS...TO CAUSE PERIODS OF
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD REMAIN
  LESS THAN A HALF INCH THROUGH MIDDAY...HOWEVER AMOUNTS COULD
  VARY GREATLY OVER SMALL DISTANCES DUE TO THE EXPECTED SHOWERY
  NATURE OF THE SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE INTO THE
  AFTERNOON HOURS. TRAVEL MAY ONLY BEGIN TO IMPROVE BY SUNSET.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ002-003-013-014-021-022-032-MNZ081-089-090-090000-
/O.EXT.KFSD.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-IDA-
COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...CHEROKEE...
STORM LAKE...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...WINDOM...
MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD
919 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH
  THIS AFTERNOON. WHILE CONDITIONS MAY SLIGHTLY IMPROVE AS SNOW
  DIMINISHES...STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD
  BLOWING SNOW.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH WILL
  COMBINE WITH FREQUENT SNOW SHOWERS...TO CAUSE PERIODS OF
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD REMAIN
  LESS THAN A HALF INCH THROUGH MIDDAY...HOWEVER AMOUNTS COULD
  VARY GREATLY OVER SMALL DISTANCES DUE TO THE EXPECTED SHOWERY
  NATURE OF THE SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...TRAVEL
  MAY ONLY BEGIN TO IMPROVE BY SUNSET.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ001-012-020-031-MNZ098-NEZ014-SDZ040-055-056-062-067-071-
090000-
/O.EXT.KFSD.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
LYON IA-SIOUX-PLYMOUTH-WOODBURY-ROCK-DAKOTA-BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-
MINNEHAHA-LINCOLN SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...LE MARS...SIOUX CITY...
LUVERNE...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...
SIOUX FALLS...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...
NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
919 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF BY EARLY AFTERNOON...BUT
  AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE.

* ACCUMULATIONS...LITTLE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED
  TODAY.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 45 MPH WILL PERSIST INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. WITH A HALF AN
  INCH OF NEW SNOW IN MANY LOCATIONS...THIS WILL CREATE PERIODS OF
  REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT...TRAVEL WILL BEGIN TO
  IMPROVE BY SUNSET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

$$


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