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Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 3:31 AM CST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through
Wednesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Omaha/valley has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Wednesday morning.

* Timing... light snow will begin late tonight or Tuesday morning
before becoming heavy at times by Tuesday afternoon. Moderate
snow will continue Tuesday night before gradually tapering off

* Main impact... hazardous travel due to snow packed roads and
low visibility with blowing and drifting snow.

* Accumulations... snow accumulations from 4 to 6 inches or more
are possible.

* Winds... north or northwest winds from 15 to 30 mph could cause
considerable blowing and drifting snow... especially Tuesday

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
This system is also expected to have enough wind to cause blowing
and drifting snow. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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