Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
332 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

KSZ008-009-020-020545-
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REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-CLOUD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLEVILLE...WASHINGTON...CONCORDIA
332 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING. IT WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND CHANGE MORE TO SNOW
  FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST...BECOMING HEAVY BETWEEN 9 PM AND 6
  AM. PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON
  TUESDAY...COMING TO AN END BY EARLY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATION...SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE WIDELY ACROSS
  THE WARNED AREA WITH THE HEAVY SNOW MOST LIKELY NORTH OF A
  CONCORDIA TO WASHINGTON LINE. NORTH OF THIS LINE...4 TO 10
  INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS IN NORTHERN
  REPUBLIC COUNTY.

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

* VISIBILITY...WHERE HEAVY SNOW FALLS...VISIBILITY MAY BE
  REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY BETWEEN 9 PM AND 6
  AM.

* MAIN IMPACT...EXPECT TRAVEL 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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KSZ010-011-021-022-034-020545-
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MARSHALL-NEMAHA-CLAY-RILEY-OTTAWA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARYSVILLE...SENECA...CLAY CENTER...
MANHATTAN...MINNEAPOLIS
332 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

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

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD OVERNIGHT AND
  GRADUALLY CHANGE TO SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LATE
  TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. THE BEST CHANCE FOR SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY
  MORNING WILL BE OVER NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY COUNTIES.
  PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON
  TUESDAY...COMING TO AN END BY EARLY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATION...SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE ADVISORY COUNTIES WILL
  LIKELY HAVE VERY LITTLE SNOW WHILE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
  ADVISORY COUNTIES MAY HAVE 1-4 INCHES.

* WIND...WINDS WILL FREQUENTLY GUST 25 TO 35 MPH TONIGHT THROUGH
  TUESDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHEAST THIS
  EVENING... TURNING FROM THE NORTHWEST BY LATE TUESDAY.

* VISIBILITY...AREAS THAT RECEIVE MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW CAN
  EXPECT PERIODS OF SHARPLY REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE DIFFICULT IN AREAS
  THAT RECEIVE THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL...MAINLY NORTHERN PORTIONS OF
  THE ADVISORY COUNTIES. BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW COULD MAY
  CAUSE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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