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South Dakota, Minnehaha

Blizzard Watch

Statement as of 3:22 PM CST on February 22, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on February 24, 2017


... Blizzard watch in effect from Thursday evening through Friday
afternoon...
... Winter Storm Watch is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a blizzard
watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday
afternoon. The Winter Storm Watch has been cancelled.

* Timing... a possible mix of rain and snow on Thursday afternoon
will change to all snow by early Thursday evening. Snow will
continue heavy at times Thursday night and Friday, before
gradually tapering off Friday evening.

* Accumulations... storm total snow accumulations of 6 to 12
inches are likely, with amounts in excess of 12 inches
possible.

* Wind and visibility... winds will increase from the north around
25 to 35 mph on Thursday night and Friday. Visibility is
expected to be reduced to less than a quarter of a mile at
times while snow is falling.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or
blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities.
This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very
dangerous.






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American Samoa - Flash Flood Watch
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Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory , Special Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Blizzard Watch
Kansas - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Dense Fog Advisory
Maine - Special Statement
Michigan - Special Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Blizzard Watch
Mississippi - Dense Fog Advisory
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nebraska - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Blizzard Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Nevada - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
New Hampshire - Special Statement
New Mexico - High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning
New York - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
Oregon - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
South Dakota - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Blizzard Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning
Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory
Washington - Special Statement
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