Spring Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Rapid City SD

953 AM MDT Tue Apr 9 2019

…BLIZZARD TO IMPACT THE AREA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY…

.A potent spring storm system will move across the region today

through Thursday, bringing rain, snow, and gusty winds to the

area. Rain will develop across the area today and this evening,

then transition to snow late tonight into Wednesday morning. Very

heavy snow will then continue through the area during the day

Wednesday, gradually ending Wednesday night and Thursday. Breezy

northerly winds will result in areas of blowing and drifting snow

and significantly reduced visibility at times. On Thursday

morning, winds will become strong with gusts up to 55 mph, mainly

near and south of Interstate 90. This will result in extensive

blowing and drifting of snow, resulting in zero visibility.

Northern Campbell-Southern Campbell-Western Crook-Weston-

Including the cities of Gillette, Wright, Moorcroft, Hulett,

Newcastle, and Upton

953 AM MDT Tue Apr 9 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO

6 AM MDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9

  inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE…Southern Campbell County, the Weston County Plains,

  Northern Campbell County and Western Crook County.

* WHEN…From 6 AM Wednesday to 6 AM MDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Areas of

  blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The

  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening

  commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather

conditions are expected. This will create dangerous conditions.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.





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