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Blizzard Warning
Issued: 4:13 AM CST Feb. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight CST
tonight...

* timing... snow will continue this morning, gradually tapering off
through the afternoon.

* Accumulations... additional accumulations averaging 1 to 3 inches
are possible, with the highest amounts south of Highway 18 in
northwest Iowa.

* Wind and visibility... north winds of 25 to 35 mph, with
occasional gusts of 40 to 45 mph, will be common today. Expect
areas of low visibility, especially while snow is falling.

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.





Public Information Statement
Issued: 5:55 AM CST Feb. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Highest overnight wind gusts...

Strong winds will continue throughout the day, creating
areas of blowing and drifting snow across northwest Iowa
and surrouding areas.

Location speed time/date
Storm Lake Airport 47 mph 0215 am 02/24
Spencer Municipal Airport 43 mph 0253 am 02/24
Ida Grove 42 mph 0600 PM 02/23
2 NE Sibley 42 mph 0620 PM 02/23
1 ENE Rushmore 41 mph 1045 PM 02/23
Le Mars Airport 41 mph 0715 PM 02/23
3 S Hendricks 40 mph 0250 am 02/24
Flandreau 40 mph 0220 am 02/24
1 WNW Lake Benton 40 mph 1101 PM 02/23
Madison Airport 39 mph 0235 am 02/24
Worthington Airport 39 mph 1108 PM 02/23
Beaver Creek 39 mph 0345 am 02/24
2 W Dovray 39 mph 0520 am 02/24
Slayton Municipal Airport 38 mph 0415 am 02/24
Sioux Gateway Airport 37 mph 0422 am 02/24
1 WSW Orange City 37 mph 0500 am 02/24
3 se Lakefield 37 mph 0650 PM 02/23
Sioux Falls Airport 37 mph 0417 am 02/24
2 W Arco 36 mph 1020 PM 02/23
Cherokee Municipal Airport 36 mph 1155 PM 02/23
1 ENE Tea 36 mph 0435 am 02/24
Sioux Falls landfill 36 mph 1020 PM 02/23
Tracy Airport 36 mph 0433 am 02/24
Moville 35 mph 0410 am 02/24
Pipestone Airport 35 mph 0214 am 02/24
Windom Muni Airport 35 mph 0414 am 02/24
4 ENE Jeffers 35 mph 0420 am 02/24
Baltic 35 mph 0420 am 02/24
Jackson Airport 35 mph 0355 am 02/24
Huron Regional Airport 35 mph 0446 am 02/24

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


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