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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
321 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

IAZ002-003-013-014-022-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-SDZ040-
061200-
/O.NEW.KFSD.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1200Z/
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-BUENA VISTA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-
MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-BROOKINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...
STORM LAKE...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...BROOKINGS
321 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS
  AND FALLING SNOW.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH COULD
  CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING
  OF THE SNOW THAT FELL EARLIER IN THE WEEK IS LIKELY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH
  ARE POSSIBLE...BUT HIGHER AMOUNTS MAY BE POSSIBLE IN STRONGER
  SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES DUE TO
  REDUCED VISIBILITY AND BLOWING SNOW OVER ROADWAYS. RURAL AND
  OPEN AREAS WILL HAVE THE HIGHEST IMPACT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

DUX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
350 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVER NORTH CENTRAL IOWA SUNDAY
AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY MORNING...

.LIGHT SNOW IS FORECAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. VERY STRONG WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND PERSIST THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH WILL CREATE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE NEW SNOW AND OF THE
EXISTING SNOW PACK DURING THIS PERIOD. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ALONG WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-060600-
/O.NEW.KDMX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1500Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-
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...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...
SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...
FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY
350 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY CREATE
  TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND MAY MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY
  IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
307 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...VERY STRONG WINDS AND SNOW ON SUNDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA TO
THE GREAT LAKES LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. STRONG
NORTHERLY WINDS AND AREAS OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP ON THE BACK SIDE
OF THIS SYSTEM SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY EVENING.

MNZ039-046-SDZ007-008-011-019>023-061000-
/O.NEW.KABR.BZ.A.0001.160207T1200Z-160208T0600Z/
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-
HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...BRITTON...
SISSETON...WEBSTER...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...CASTLEWOOD...
CLEAR LAKE
307 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ABERDEEN HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING.

* TIMING...SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY EVENING

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 55 MPH POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS
  THAN ONE HALF MILE DUE TO BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO TWO INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR BLOWING AND
FALLING SNOW...THAT IN COMBINATION WITH STRONG WINDS COULD CREATE
EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

&&

$$

PARKIN

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
305 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STRONG WINDS GENERATING BLOWING SNOW SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.A BLIZZARD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST AND
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WATCH IS WEST OF A LINE FROM ALEXANDRIA TO
REDWOOD FALLS...TO FAIRMONT.

A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM THAT WILL AFFECT THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND
UPPER MIDWEST THIS WEEKEND...WILL PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 40 TO 50 MPH IN THE WATCH AREA. LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP
SUNDAY MORNING...AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY IN THE WATCH AREA.
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES BEFORE
TAPERING OFF TO FLURRIES LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

THERE IS A CONCERN THAT HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY WILL CREATE
A CRUST ON THE SNOWPACK...LIMITING THE BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED
VISIBILITIES. HOWEVER...THE LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED BEFORE THE
STRONGER WINDS DEVELOP...MAY ALLOW FOR SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW IN THE WATCH AREA.

MNZ054-056-064-065-073-074-082-091-060515-
/O.NEW.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1200Z/
LAC QUI PARLE-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-BROWN-
WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
305 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

JLT/DE

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