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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
941 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

KSZ008-009-020-011100-
/O.CON.KTOP.WS.W.0002.160202T0000Z-160203T0600Z/
REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-CLOUD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLEVILLE...WASHINGTON...CONCORDIA
941 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY...BECOME MORE
  WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY LATE MONDAY THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
  MORNING...AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY BEFORE ENDING
  TUESDAY EVENING. THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE FOR SNOW MIXING WITH
  RAIN AT TIMES MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATION...SNOW AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE SOUTHEAST
  SIDE OF THE HEAVY SNOW WILL HAVE A VERY SHARP CUTOFF TO ONLY
  MINOR ACCUMULATION...AND THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE WARNED AREA
  MAY HAVE LESS SNOW THAN AREAS ONLY SLIGHTLY FARTHER NORTH AND
  WEST.

* WIND...WINDS WILL FREQUENTLY GUST 30 TO 40 MPH MONDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHEAST ON
  MONDAY EVENING...TURNING FROM THE NORTHWEST BY LATE TUESDAY.

* VISIBILITY...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY AT TIMES DUE TO
  THE HEAVY BLOWING SNOW.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT IF
  NOT IMPOSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW COULD CLOSE AREA
  ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. 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.

&&

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KSZ010>012-021>023-034-011100-
/O.CON.KTOP.WS.A.0001.160202T0000Z-160203T0600Z/
MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLAY-RILEY-POTTAWATOMIE-OTTAWA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARYSVILLE...SENECA...HIAWATHA...
CLAY CENTER...MANHATTAN...WAMEGO...MINNEAPOLIS
941 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY...BECOME MORE
  WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY LATE MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY BEFORE ENDING TUESDAY
  EVENING. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES MONDAY INTO TUESDAY
  MORNING OVER THE WATCH AREA...WITH A BETTER CHANCE FOR RAIN IN
  SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE WATCH.

* ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
  WATCH AREA. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE
  HEAVY SNOW WILL HAVE A VERY SHARP CUTOFF TO ONLY MINOR
  ACCUMULATION...AND THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE WATCH AREA MAY
  HAVE MUCH LESS SNOW THAN AREAS ONLY SLIGHTLY FARTHER NORTH AND
  WEST.

* WIND...WINDS WILL FREQUENTLY GUST 25 TO 40 MPH MONDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHEAST ON
  MONDAY EVENING...TURNING FROM THE NORTHWEST BY LATE TUESDAY.

* VISIBILITY...AREAS THAT RECEIVE HEAVY SNOW CAN EXPECT SHARPLY
  REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT IF
  NOT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW FALLS. BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING OF SNOW COULD CLOSE AREA ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY SEVERELY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONSIDER
CHANGING TRAVEL PLANS BASED ON THIS STORM...AND PREPARE FOR THE
POTENTIAL THAT TRAVEL IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF
TIME AFTER THE STORM.

&&

$$



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