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Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 11:33 AM CST Jan. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon CST

* timing... snow will continue to expand across the region through
the early afternoon... becoming moderate to heavy at times this
afternoon and evening hours. Snow will persist tonight... before
ending Wednesday morning.

* Snow accumulations... total snow accumulations of 8 to 14
inches... with the highest amounts near the Missouri River.

* Winds / visibilities... significant reductions in visibility are
possible in the falling snow. Northerly winds increase to 20 to
30 mph with occasional gusts over 30 mph tonight into Wednesday
morning... which may produce patchy blowing and drifting snow.

* Impacts... plan on difficult driving conditions... including
during the evening commute today. Roads will quickly become
snow covered.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means
severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel
dangerous... and visibilities will be limited further due to
strong winds blowing snow around. Only travel in an emergency. If
you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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