Winter Storm Warning Sunday Night Into Monday Evening

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
254 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

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254 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT
CST MONDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected with blizzard conditions possible.
Mixed precipitation possible in northwest Iowa. Travel will be
very difficult to impossible, including during the morning and
evening commutes on Monday. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14
inches, with localized amounts up to 17 inches are expected.
Ice accumulations up to one tenth are possible in northwest
Iowa.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota.

* WHEN…From 6 PM Sunday to midnight CST Monday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 40 mph could cause
near blizzard conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting
of the snow is also expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

A winter storm will bring moderate to heavy snowfall to the Tri-State area Sunday morning through Monday evening. The snow will be accompanied by gusty winds at 30 to 40 mph, causing blowing and drifting. Significant impacts to travel and outdoor activities are expected. There could be additional refinements to the storm track and local snowfall amounts in the next 24 hours, but these should be minimal. Please continue to monitor your favorite reliable weather source for the latest updates. Time is running out for making preparations for this storm. Read more


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