Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
338 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.A storm system will move across the Pacific Northwest today and
strengthen as it moves across the Northern Rockies tonight. The
system will then track east across portions of the northern and
central Plains Thursday into Friday. Snowfall will develop across
northeast Wyoming and southwest South Dakota late tonight and move
across much of South Dakota on Thursday. A band of heavy snowfall
is expected to develop across portions of eastern Wyoming,
southern South Dakota, and northern Nebraska Thursday into
Thursday evening, with 6 inches or more of snowfall possible. The
exact track of this heavier snowfall is still uncertain at this
time, but the more favorable areas for this heavy snow to develop
look to be across southern portions of northeast Wyoming and far
southern South Dakota into Nebraska. Snowfall will begin to taper
off from west to east later Thursday night and Friday morning.
Monitor NOAA Weather Radio or local media for the latest
information...forecasts...and warnings.

SDZ024-025-032-072-073-230145-
/O.EXA.KUNR.WS.A.0003.170223T1300Z-170224T1900Z/
Northern Black Hills-Northern Foot Hills-Haakon-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Lead, Deadwood, Spearfish, Philip,
Sturgis, and Union Center
338 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday morning.

* TIMING...Snow will begin early Thursday morning and continue
  into Thursday night. Snow will end late Thursday night into
  Friday morning.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall amounts of around 6 inches are possible.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Slippery and hazardous road conditions will be
  possible. Travel may be difficult at times. Patchy blowing snow
  is possible across the plains Thursday afternoon into Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means heavy snow...strong winds...freezing
precipitation...and cold temperatures are possible.  Monitor NOAA
weather radio...local radio or television...or the internet for
updates on this potentially dangerous storm. Take time to prepare
for severe winter conditions before the storm develops.

&&

$$

SDZ027-029-030-041-042-044-074-WYZ055-058-230145-
/O.CON.KUNR.WS.A.0003.170223T0700Z-170224T1900Z/
Southern Foot Hills-Southern Black Hills-Custer Co Plains-
Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Bennett-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Southern Campbell-Weston-
Including the cities of Edgemont, Hot Springs, Custer, Folsom,
Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Martin, Hermosa,
Wright, Newcastle, and Upton
338 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...Snow will begin late Wednesday night and continue
  through Thursday evening. Snow will taper off late Thursday
  night into Friday morning.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall amounts of more than 6 inches are likely
  across the area. The highest amounts of snowfall are forecast to
  be south of Wright and Newcastle in northeast Wyoming and
  across far southern South Dakota.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Slippery and hazardous road conditions will be
  possible. Travel may be difficult at times. Patchy blowing snow
  is possible across the plains Thursday afternoon into Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means heavy snow...strong winds...freezing
precipitation...and cold temperatures are possible.  Monitor NOAA
weather radio...local radio or television...or the internet for
updates on this potentially dangerous storm. Take time to prepare
for severe winter conditions before the storm develops.

&&

$$

SDZ026-028-031-043-046-047-049-230145-
/O.CON.KUNR.WS.A.0003.170223T1300Z-170224T1900Z/
Rapid City-Central Black Hills-Pennington Co Plains-Jackson-
Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Including the cities of Rapid City, Hill City, Mt Rushmore, Wall,
Kadoka, White River, Mission, and Winner
338 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017 /438 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017/

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...Snow will begin early Thursday morning and continue
  into Thursday night. Snow will taper off from west to east late
  Thursday night into Friday morning.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall amounts of around 6 inches are possible
  across much of the Black Hills and the west central South Dakota
  plains, with snowfall amounts to around a foot likely across
  south central South Dakota.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Slippery and hazardous road conditions will be
  possible. Travel may be difficult at times. Some areas of
  blowing snow are possible across the plains Thursday afternoon
  into Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means heavy snow...strong winds...freezing
precipitation...and cold temperatures are possible.  Monitor NOAA
weather radio...local radio or television...or the internet for
updates on this potentially dangerous storm. Take time to prepare
for severe winter conditions before the storm develops.

&&

$$



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