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Winter Storm Watch issued January 31 at 3:49AM CST until February 03 at 12:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:49 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
Expires: midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

...MAJOR WINTER STORM LOOKING INCREASINGLY LIKELY MONDAY
AFTERNOON/EVENING AND LASTING INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...
...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...
* IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW...AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...WILL
RESULT IN POOR VISIBILITIES AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS...WITH NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY AT TIMES
ESPECIALLY MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.
* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW COULD BREAK OUT AS EARLY AS MONDAY
MORNING...BUT STEADIER ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL START MONDAY
AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY EVENING...PEAK IN INTENSITY MONDAY NIGHT
INTO TUESDAY...AND FINALLY END TUESDAY NIGHT.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...GENERALLY BETWEEN 7 AND 12 INCHES...BUT
WITH SLIGHTLY LOWER AND HIGHER EXCEPTIONS POSSIBLE.
* WINDS...STARTING OUT MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM THE EAST-
NORTHEAST AT GENERALLY 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
MPH...THEN INCREASING AND BECOMING NORTHERLY MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 25 TO 30 MPH AND
GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. SPEEDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE TUESDAY
NIGHT.
* UNCERTAINTY...THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS WINTER STORM STILL CARRIES
A MODEST DEGREE OF UNCERTAINTY...AS IT IS JUST NOW ARRIVING
ALONG THE WEST COAST. EVEN A SLIGHT SHIFT IN THE STORM TRACK
COULD STILL BRING A NOTICEABLE CHANGE IN EXPECTED SNOW TOTALS.

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