Winter Storm Warning in effect for Thurs. afternoon thru Fri. morning



LINCOLN-LYON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-
    HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-YANKTON-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
    IVANHOE...MARSHALL...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
    LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...HOWARD...MADISON...FLANDREAU...
    ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...
    SIOUX FALLS...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...PARKER...
    CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...
    LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...
    AVON...TABOR...YANKTON
    352 AM CDT THU APR 3 2014
    
    ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
    AFTERNOON TO 7 AM CDT FRIDAY...
    
    * TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW WILL INCREASE STEADILY THIS MORNING WITH
      THE PRECIPITATION QUICKLY BECOMING ALL SNOW LATE THIS MORNING OR
      EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT
      TIMES...ESPECIALLY FROM ABOUT 400 PM THROUGH 1100 PM. SNOWFALL
      RATES OF AN INCH PER HOUR WILL BE LIKELY WHICH MAY CAUSE A MESSY
      LATE EVENING COMMUTE HOME THURSDAY EVENING. SNOW AND BLOWING
      SNOW WILL LINGER THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
    
    * ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE
      HEAVIEST AMOUNTS IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA.
    
    * WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL AVERAGE 25
      TO 35 MPH TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE
      COULD REDUCED VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AND
      DRIFTING OF SNOW...EVEN WITH THE WET NATURE OF THE STORM.
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
    CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
    SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. 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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