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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
326 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

IAZ002-003-013-014-021-022-032-MNZ081-089-090-080530-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0002.160208T0100Z-160208T1800Z/
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-IDA-
COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...CHEROKEE...
STORM LAKE...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...WINDOM...
MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD
326 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON CST MONDAY...

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM EARLY EVENING
  THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR
  FROM LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
  MONDAY... WHEN WINDS WILL BE AT THEIR STRONGEST.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 TO 55 MPH
  WILL COMBINE WITH FREQUENT SNOW SHOWERS...TO CAUSE PERIODS OF
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 1 INCH
  ARE POSSIBLE...HOWEVER AMOUNTS COULD VARY GREATLY OVER SMALL
  DISTANCES DUE TO THE EXPECTED SHOWERY NATURE OF THE SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...
  INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
326 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

MNZ071-072-080-097-SDZ040-080530-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0002.160207T2300Z-160208T1800Z/
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-PIPESTONE-BROOKINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...PIPESTONE...BROOKINGS
326 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY...

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM EARLY EVENING
  THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR
  FROM MID EVENING THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS MONDAY...WHEN
  WINDS WILL BE AT THEIR STRONGEST.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH WILL
  COMBINE WITH FREQUENT SNOW SHOWERS...TO CAUSE PERIODS OF
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 INCHES
  ARE POSSIBLE...HOWEVER AMOUNTS COULD VARY GREATLY OVER SMALL
  DISTANCES DUE TO THE EXPECTED SHOWERY NATURE OF THE SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...
  INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
353 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...

.SNOW SHOWERS EMBEDDED WITHIN LARGER AREAS OF LIGHTER SNOW...AND
COUPLED WITH VERY STRONG WINDS...ARE EXPECTED TO SURGE INTO
NORTHWEST IOWA TONIGHT. SNOW SQUALLS...WHICH ARE BRIEF BURSTS OF
SNOW...ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR AND CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW AND
REDUCE VISIBILITY. IN ADDITION TO THE FALLING SNOW...THE DEEP SNOW
PACK IN PLACE ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN IOWA MAY AID IN THE BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY LATE THIS EVENING INTO MONDAY MORNING IF
THE TOP LAYER OF WET SNOW CAN BE OVERCOME BY THE WIND. TRAVEL MAY
BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DURING THIS TIME AS SNOW BLOWS ACROSS
ROADS AND VISIBILITY DROPS...PARTICULARLY DURING THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>049-057>059-080300-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.160208T0100Z-160209T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS...
ROLFE...FONDA...GILMORE CITY...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION...
BELMOND...HAMPTON...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK...
GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...SAC CITY...
LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...
ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE...
WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...
REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...
AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...
PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL
353 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 PM CST MONDAY...

* TIMING...WINDS SHOULD GRADUALLY INCREASE...AND VISIBILITIES
  DETERIORATE...THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS WITH THE MOST SEVERE
  CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY AROUND AN INCH OR
  LESS...BUT NARROW BANDS OF LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL
  GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO ONE QUARTER MILE
  OR LESS AT TIMES...PARTICULARLY DURING HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES WILL
  CAUSE DANGEROUS TRAVEL IN SOME AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN THOSE OPEN
  OR UNPROTECTED. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS
  INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT
  DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

SMALL

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1259 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DELAYED A FEW HOURS...

...WHITEOUT CONDITIONS STILL EXPECTED THIS EVENING INTO EARLY
MONDAY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

.A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH
CENTRAL MINNESOTA INCLUDING THE CITIES OF REDWOOD FALLS...NEW
ULM... MANKATO...FAIRMONT...AND ALBERT LEA. THIS ALSO INCLUDES
INTERSTATES 35 AND 90. HOWEVER...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL HOLD OFF
UNTIL AFTER 7 PM THIS EVENING. DEEP SNOW PACK AND ADDITIONAL
LIGHT SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT WILL COMBINE WITH
WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW AND
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND ROAD
CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WILLMAR...MADISON...BENSON...
MORRIS...AND ALEXANDRIA. A LESS IMPRESSIVE SNOW PACK AND RAINFALL
ON SATURDAY WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR WIDESPREAD BLOWING
SNOW TO MATERIALIZE LATER TODAY...DESPITE WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO
55 MPH AND LIGHT SNOW. SCATTERED AREAS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE
STILL POSSIBLE...AND IF IT IS MORE WIDESPREAD THAN CURRENTLY
ANTICIPATED AN UPGRADE TO A BLIZZARD WARNING WILL BE NECESSARY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS EAST OF THE
WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD WARNINGS FOR LIGHT SNOW AND AREAS OF
BLOWING SNOW DEVELOPING LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND LASTING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP OVER THE ADVISORY AREA.

MNZ065>067-073>075-082-091-080300-
/O.EXT.KMPX.BZ.W.0002.160208T0100Z-160208T1800Z/
RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OLIVIA...HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...
REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
1259 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
CST MONDAY...

* EXPECT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP AROUND 7 PM AND THEN
  DIMINISH AROUND NOON MONDAY.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR
THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

$$

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