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Winter Storm Warning issued January 31 at 8:35PM CST until February 01 at 9:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Expires: 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...
.A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM SPREADING SNOW ACROSS THE AREA THIS
EVENING WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE REGION WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL
EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END SUNDAY
EVENING WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF FROM 6 TO 11 INCHES LIKELY
OVER EASTERN IOWA...NORTHWEST AND WESTERN ILLINOIS AND FAR
NORTHEAST MISSOURI. STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP
SUNDAY...CAUSING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE FRESH
SNOWFALL.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST SUNDAY...
* TIMING...LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 9 INCHES. HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR THE
HIGHWAY 34 CORRIDOR. RAIN...OR MIXED RAIN AND SNOW...WILL CHANGE
OVER TO ALL SNOW BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
* WINDS...LIGHT SOUTHEAST WINDS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH SUNDAY...RESULTING IN
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
* VISIBILITIES...BELOW 1/2 MILE IN HEAVIER SNOWFALL AND BLOWING
SNOW.
* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. ON SUNDAY...
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE AREAS OF LOW VISIBILITY
AND MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR ROAD CREWS TO KEEP ROADS CLEAR...ESPECIALLY
IN RURAL AND OPEN AREAS.

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