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Winter Weather Statement
Issued: 3:57 AM CST Jan. 17, 2020 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning now in effect from 8 am this morning to
midnight CST tonight...
... Blizzard Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM CST
Saturday...

* what... for the Winter Storm Warning, snow accumulations of 3 to
5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting
as high as 45 mph. For the Blizzard Warning, blizzard conditions
expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds
gusting as high as 50 mph.

* Where... portions of east central South Dakota and southwest
Minnesota.

* When... for the Winter Storm Warning, from 8 am this morning to
midnight CST tonight. For the Blizzard Warning, from midnight
tonight to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* Impacts... plan on slippery Road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty
winds could bring down tree branches. The cold wind chills as
low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in
as little as 30 minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. 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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