WY WFO RAPID CITY Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO RAPID CITY Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Saturday, March 3, 2018

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WINTER STORM WATCH

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Rapid City SD

118 PM MST Sat Mar 3 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

tonight and Sunday with snow developing Sunday night and Monday.

Uncertainty continues as to how much snow will fall across the

area. The latest trends show the heavy snow track has shifted

eastward, which means less snow for northeast Wyoming and far

northwest South Dakota. Upslope snow still looks possible over the

northern Black Hills.

Very strong winds will occur on the plains of western South

Dakota Sunday night and Monday, with gusts of 55 to 65 mph

likely. The combination of snow and strong winds would produce

blizzard conditions.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED…

The potential for heavy snow has greatly diminished for Sunday

afternoon through Monday. The storm system is taking a more

easterly track. Blowing snow may still occur, however.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED…

The potential for heavy snow has greatly diminished for Sunday

afternoon through Monday. The storm system is taking a more

easterly track. Blowing snow may still occur, however.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED…

The potential for heavy snow has greatly diminished for Sunday

afternoon through Monday. The storm system is taking a more

easterly track. Blowing snow may still occur, however.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow is possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to

7 inches.

* 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,

including during the morning commute on Monday. 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.

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM

MST SUNDAY…

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Dense Fog

Advisory, which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 11 AM MST

Sunday.

* VISIBILITIES…Frequently less than 1/4 mile.

* TIMING…Later this evening through Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS…Low visibility will make traveling difficult. With

temperatures dropping below freezing, the fog will also create

ice on roads and sidewalks. Patchy freezing drizzle may also

occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A dense fog advisory means near zero visibility is expected or

occurring.

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM

MST SUNDAY…

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Dense Fog

Advisory, which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 11 AM MST

Sunday.

* VISIBILITIES…Frequently less than 1/4 mile.

* TIMING…Later this evening through Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS…Low visibility will make traveling difficult. With

temperatures dropping below freezing, the fog will also create

ice on roads and sidewalks. Patchy freezing drizzle may also

occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A dense fog advisory means near zero visibility is expected or

occurring.

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM

MST SUNDAY…

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Dense Fog

Advisory, which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 11 AM MST

Sunday.

* VISIBILITIES…Frequently less than 1/4 mile.

* TIMING…Later this evening through Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS…Low visibility will make traveling difficult. With

temperatures dropping below freezing, the fog will also create

ice on roads and sidewalks. Patchy freezing drizzle may also

occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A dense fog advisory means near zero visibility is expected or

occurring.

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