Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
346 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

KSZ008>012-020>023-034-311800-
/O.EXT.KTOP.WS.A.0001.160202T0000Z-160203T0600Z/
REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-
POTTAWATOMIE-OTTAWA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLEVILLE...WASHINGTON...MARYSVILLE...
SENECA...HIAWATHA...CONCORDIA...CLAY CENTER...MANHATTAN...
WAMEGO...MINNEAPOLIS
346 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY LATE AFTERNOON...BECOME
  HEAVY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON
  TUESDAY BEFORE COMING TO AN END AROUND MIDNIGHT.

* ACCUMULATION...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE FOR 6 TO 12 INCHES
  ACROSS MUCH OF THE WATCH AREA WITH SOME POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF
  THE HEAVY SNOW WILL HAVE A VERY SHARP CUTOFF TO ONLY MINOR
  ACCUMULATION.

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

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

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT IF
  NOT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. 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 IMPRACTICAL FOR A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF
TIME AFTER THE STORM.

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