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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
959 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

SDZ038>040-050-052>061-063-064-021200-
/O.NEW.KFSD.BZ.A.0002.150303T1200Z-150303T2100Z/
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-
MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...
ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MADISON...FLANDREAU...
CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...
MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...
MONTROSE...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...
CORSICA...DELMONT
959 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...WORST CONDITIONS FROM EARLY TUESDAY THROUGH MID
  AFTERNOON TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH
  WILL BE COMMON...WITH SOME GUSTS AROUND 50 MPH POSSIBLE. IF
  THESE WINDS MATERIALIZE COUPLED WITH FALLING SNOW...VISIBILITY
  REDUCTIONS OF LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE COULD OCCUR. AFTER THE
  SNOW ENDS...THE VISIBILITY WILL GREATLY INCREASE.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
345 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-021100-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-
NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-
BROOKINGS-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-
TURNER-LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-
345 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...EAST CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH
DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE MONDAY EVENING IN SOUTH CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA...THEN SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA BY TUESDAY
MORNING. THE SNOW WILL THEN GRADUALLY SINK SOUTHEAST AND SHOULD EXIT
THE AREA BY EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. A BAND OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW
IS EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF A YANKTON TO SPENCER IOWA LINE. WITH
1 TO 2 INCHES TO THE SOUTH EXPECTED. THE SIOUX CITY AND STORM LAKE
LOCATIONS COULD SEE A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE
OVERNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT.

IN ADDITION TO THE SNOWFALL...STRONG NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH
WILL LIKELY LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...WHICH WILL
FURTHER IMPACT TRAVEL AROUND THE REGION.

COLD AIR WILL SURGE BACK INTO THE AREA BEHIND THIS SYSTEM...WITH
WIND CHILL READINGS OF 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO LATE TUESDAY
NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

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