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Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 3:05 AM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 am MST /6 am
CST/ early this morning...
... Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 5 am MST /6 am CST/
early this morning to 11 PM MST /midnight CST/ this evening...

* what... fog and freezing fog with visibilities as low as one
quarter mile through sunrise this morning for much of the area.
Blizzard conditions expected to move from west to east across
the area through the day with improving conditions from west to
east during the mid afternoon to early evening hours. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts
possible. Snowfall rates may exceed one inch per hour. Ice
accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch possible. North
winds gusting to 50 mph expected.

* Where... portions of northwest and west central Kansas, east
central and northeast Colorado and southwest Nebraska.

* When... for the Blizzard Warning, from 5 am MST /6 am CST/ to
11 PM MST /midnight CST/ Saturday. For the Winter Weather
Advisory, until 5 am MST /6 am CST/ Saturday.

* Additional details... plan on slippery and snowpacked roads.
Snowfall rates and the strength of the winds will create blowing
snow with visibilities possibly near zero at times. The
hazardous conditions will impact travel on area roadways
including Interstate 70. Road closures are possible.

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.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest Road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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