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January 16, 2020



WIND CHILL ADVISORY

ISSUED: 3:46 AM JAN. 16, 2020 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS

MORNING...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT

CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT

THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills. Wind

chills as low as 30 below zero. For the Winter Weather Advisory,

mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6

inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.

Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. For the Winter Storm Watch,

blizzard conditions possible. Total additional snow

accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light

glaze possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of east central South Dakota, northwest Iowa

and southwest Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 9 AM CST this morning. For

the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST

Friday night. For the Winter Storm Watch, from late Friday night

through Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite

on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. Areas of blowing

snow could significantly reduce visibility. Plan on slippery

road conditions with the morning and evening commutes of Friday

impacted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a

hat, and gloves.

Prepare for possible blizzard conditions. Continue to monitor the

latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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