WY WFO RAPID CITY Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO RAPID CITY Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Monday, March 5, 2018

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WINTER STORM WATCH

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Rapid City SD

220 PM MST Fri Mar 2 2018

.A strong area of low pressure will move across the Rockies

Sunday and track into eastern South Dakota Sunday night and

Monday. A period of freezing fog and freezing drizzle is expected

on Sunday with snow becoming widespread Sunday night and Monday.

There is some uncertainty as to how much snow will fall across

the area. At this time, the heaviest snow is expected from the

northern Black Hills into northwest South Dakota and across

central South Dakota.

Very strong winds will occur on the plains of western South

Dakota Sunday night and Monday, with gusts around 70 mph possible.

The combination of snow and strong winds would produce blizzard

conditions.

Since there is some uncertainty to the snowfall amounts, monitor

the forecast through the weekend for further updates.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Total snow

accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7

inches, are possible.

* WHERE…Northern Campbell County, Western Crook County and

Northeastern Crook County.

* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree

branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph could

cause widespread blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means heavy snow, strong winds, freezing

precipitation, and cold temperatures are possible. Monitor NOAA

weather radio, local radio or television, or the Internet for

updates on this potentially dangerous storm. Take time to

prepare for severe winter conditions before the storm develops.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Total snow

accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7

inches, are possible.

* WHERE…Northern Campbell County, Western Crook County and

Northeastern Crook County.

* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree

branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph could

cause widespread blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means heavy snow, strong winds, freezing

precipitation, and cold temperatures are possible. Monitor NOAA

weather radio, local radio or television, or the Internet for

updates on this potentially dangerous storm. Take time to

prepare for severe winter conditions before the storm develops.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Total snow

accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7

inches, are possible.

* WHERE…Northern Campbell County, Western Crook County and

Northeastern Crook County.

* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree

branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph could

cause widespread blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means heavy snow, strong winds, freezing

precipitation, and cold temperatures are possible. Monitor NOAA

weather radio, local radio or television, or the Internet for

updates on this potentially dangerous storm. Take time to

prepare for severe winter conditions before the storm develops.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Total snow

accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to

11 inches, are possible.

* WHERE…In Wyoming, the Wyoming Black Hills. In South Dakota,

the Northern Black Hills, the Northern Foot Hills and the

Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills.

* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through late Monday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions.

Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Winds gusting as

high as 55 mph could cause widespread blowing and drifting

snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means heavy snow, strong winds, freezing

precipitation, and cold temperatures are possible. Monitor NOAA

weather radio, local radio or television, or the Internet for

updates on this potentially dangerous storm. Take time to

prepare for severe winter conditions before the storm develops.

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