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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1204 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

KSZ008>012-020>023-034-010215-
/O.CON.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
1204 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

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

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY...BECOME MORE
  WIDESPREAD LATE MONDAY...BECOME HEAVY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY BEFORE COMING TO AN END
  AROUND MIDNIGHT. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES LATE MONDAY
  NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE
  WATCH AREA.

* ACCUMULATION...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE FOR 6 TO 12 INCHES ACROSS
  MUCH OF 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 SOME COUNTIES IN THE WATCH MAY HAVE
  MUCH MORE SNOW IN NORTHERN PARTS THAN SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE
  COUNTY.

* 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 DUE TO THE
  HEAVY AND BLOWING SNOW.

* 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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