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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
336 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Major winter storm will impact eastern Nebraska and western
Iowa...

.A powerful storm system will continue move into the area tonight
and exit the area later on Friday. Heavy snow is expected over
parts of the area with significant accumulations likely in central
Nebraska through northern Iowa. In addition to the snow, strong
northwest winds will create considerable blowing and drifting snow
with near blizzard conditions possible in some areas.

IAZ043-055-NEZ034-044-045-240545-
/O.EXT.KOAX.WS.W.0003.170224T0900Z-170225T0600Z/
Monona-Harrison-Burt-Dodge-Washington-
Including the cities of Onawa, Mapleton, Missouri Valley,
Woodbine, Logan, Dunlap, Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur,
Fremont, and Blair
336 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain will be the primary precipitation type until mid
  evening before turning to a rain and snow mix toward midnight,
  with snow expected then after midnight. Snowfall will continue
  into Friday then gradually taper off early Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
  expected with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS...Northerly winds 20 to 30 mph gusting around 35 mph will
  likely cause considerable blowing and drifting snow with near
  blizzard conditions possible at times late tonight into Friday
  evening.

* IMPACTS...Reduced visibilities, with whiteout conditions at
  times will make travel eventually become very hazardous to
  nearly impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. 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.

&&

$$

NEZ011-012-016>018-030-031-240545-
/O.CON.KOAX.WS.W.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Knox-Cedar-Antelope-Pierce-Wayne-Boone-Madison-
Including the cities of Creighton, Bloomfield, Crofton, Wausa,
Verdigre, Niobrara, Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge,
Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond, Wayne, Albion,
St. Edward, and Norfolk
336 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...A rain and snow mix is expected to change over to all
  snow early this evening. Snow, occasionally heavy at times,
  will continue on into Friday then gradually taper off early
  Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are
  expected with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS...Northerly winds 20 to 30 mph gusting around 35 mph will
  cause considerable blowing and drifting snow with near blizzard
  conditions possible at times late tonight into Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Reduced visibilities, with near whiteout conditions at
  times will make travel eventually become very hazardous to
  nearly impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. 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.

&&

$$

NEZ015-032-033-042-043-240545-
/O.CON.KOAX.WS.W.0003.170224T0400Z-170225T0600Z/
Thurston-Stanton-Cuming-Platte-Colfax-
Including the cities of Pender, Macy, Walthill, Winnebago,
Stanton, West Point, Wisner, Columbus, and Schuyler
336 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain will be the primary precipitation type until mid
  evening before turning to a rain and snow mix toward midnight.
  All snow is expected then after midnight. Snowfall will
  continue on into Friday then gradually taper off early Friday
  evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
  expected with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS...Northerly winds 20 to 30 mph gusting around 35 mph will
  likely cause considerable blowing and drifting snow with near
  blizzard conditions possible at times late tonight into Friday
  evening.

* IMPACTS...Reduced visibilities, with near whiteout conditions
  will make travel eventually become very hazardous to nearly
impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. 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.

&&

$$

IAZ056-069-079-NEZ050>053-065>067-240545-
/O.EXT.KOAX.WW.Y.0007.170224T0900Z-170225T0600Z/
Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Butler-Saunders-Douglas-Sarpy-Seward-
Lancaster-Cass-
Including the cities of Harlan, Council Bluffs, Glenwood,
David City, Wahoo, Ashland, Yutan, Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion,
La Vista, Seward, Milford, Lincoln, and Plattsmouth
336 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain will be the primary precipitation type through
  about midnight before turning to a rain and snow mix early after
  midnight. All snow is expected by early Friday morning. Snowfall
  will continue on into Friday then gradually taper off early
  Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are
  possible.

* IMPACT...Northerly winds of 20 to 30 mph will create areas of
  blowing and possibly drifting snow resulting in reduced
visibilities, which will make traveling conditions become
hazardous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
periods of snow with blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use extra caution while driving.

&&

$$



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