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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
155 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

SDZ003-004-009-015-016-033>036-045-048-051-221200-
CORSON-CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-DEWEY-POTTER-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-
JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCLAUGHLIN...HERREID...MOBRIDGE...
TIMBER LAKE...GETTYSBURG...FORT PIERRE...ONIDA...PIERRE...
HIGHMORE...MURDO...PRESHO...FORT THOMPSON
155 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014 /1255 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014/

...PATCHY FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE THIS MORNING...

A BROKEN BAND OF LIGHT RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN WILL MAKE ITS WAY
EAST ACROSS THE MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY EARLY THIS MORNING.
HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM TO OR ABOVE FREEZING
DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...WHICH SHOULD LIMIT ANY ICE
ACCUMULATIONS.

HOWEVER...IF YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT THIS MORNING...PLEASE BE AWARE
OF THE POTENTIAL FOR ICY ROADS AND WALKWAYS.

$$
TDK

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
356 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

NEZ006>010-026>029-221200-
KEYA PAHA-BOYD-BROWN-ROCK-HOLT-BLAINE-LOUP-GARFIELD-WHEELER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPRINGVIEW...SPENCER...AINSWORTH...
BASSETT...ONEILL...DUNNING...TAYLOR...BURWELL...BARTLETT
356 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER CONDITIONS EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY...

SNOW AND STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL IMPACT NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY COOL THROUGH THE
DAY MONDAY WITH RAIN EXPECTED TO SWITCH OVER TO SNOW BY MID TO
LATE AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL RATES WILL NOT BE HIGH...BUT TWO DAY
TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY. AS WINDS INCREASE FROM THE NORTH ON MONDAY AREAS
OF BLOWING SNOW ARE POSSIBLE...WHICH COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER
CONDITIONS. STAY TUNED TO LATER FORECASTS AS DETAILS BECOME
CLEARER ACROSS THIS AREA.

$$

BROOKS


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
627 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
230030-
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-
BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
627 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

FOG IS EXPECTED TONIGHT. THE FOG COULD BECOME DENSE LATE TONIGHT
WITH VISIBILITY LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A WINTER SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE OUTLOOK AREA MONDAY INTO TUESDAY
NIGHT. SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
MINNESOTA BY MONDAY EVENING. RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW IN EASTERN
MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN MONDAY NIGHT. LIGHT TO MODERATE
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA BY THE
TIME THE SNOW ENDS TUESDAY EVENING. AT THIS TIME...2 TO 4 INCHES
OF SNOW IS EXPECTED NORTH OF A LINE FROM MANKATO...TO THE TWIN
CITIES...TO RICE LAKE IN WISCONSIN. TOTALS NEAR AND SOUTH OF THIS
LINE WILL RANGE FROM TRACE AMOUNTS TO A COUPLE INCHES. HOLIDAY
TRAVELERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS CONCERNING
THIS EVENT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
535 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

NEZ011-012-016>018-030>032-042-221345-
KNOX-CEDAR-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON-STANTON-PLATTE-
535 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND MONDAY

RAIN WILL MIX WITH AND CHANGE TO SNOW MONDAY AFTERNOON. ONLY LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY

PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
ACROSS THE AREA. TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH THE ENTIRE EVENT MAY RANGE
FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR THE SOUTH
DAKOTA BORDER.

THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW CHRISTMAS NIGHT INTO EARLY
FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT OR MONDAY.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
403 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-222215-
SHERIDAN-EASTERN CHERRY-KEYA PAHA-BOYD-BROWN-ROCK-HOLT-GARDEN-
GRANT-HOOKER-THOMAS-BLAINE-LOUP-GARFIELD-WHEELER-ARTHUR-MCPHERSON-
LOGAN-CUSTER-DEUEL-KEITH-PERKINS-LINCOLN-CHASE-HAYES-FRONTIER-
WESTERN CHERRY-
403 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014 /303 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A STORM SYSTEM MOVING INTO NEBRASKA FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKY
MOUNTAINS WILL BRING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE AREA BEGINNING TONIGHT.
LOCATIONS OVER THE EASTERN PANHANDLE AND INTO THE WESTERN
SANDHILLS WILL SEE THE RAIN SWITCH OVER TO SNOW BY MONDAY MORNING
WITH AMOUNTS UP TO AN INCH EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THE STORM SYSTEM WILL BE SLOW TO MOVE OUT OF THE REGION MONDAY
INTO TUESDAY. AS A RESULT...ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY...WITH
AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OR HIGHER EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN NEBRASKA. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
WESTERN NEBRASKA MONDAY AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY. WHERE
SNOW FALLS AND ACCUMULATES...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ARE POSSIBLE
BEGINNING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON...CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS THURSDAY
AND THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
SYSTEM ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...HOWEVER THE
SYSTEM WILL BE FAST MOVING AND WHILE THE EXACT TRACK OF THE
SYSTEM IS STILL IN QUESTION AMOUNTS ARE UNCERTAIN.

THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS NEBRASKA DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK
SHOULD KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SNOWFALL REPORTS THROUGH TUESDAY WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

&&

GET YOUR WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL...AND CLIMATE INFORMATION AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORTHPLATTE (ALL LOWERCASE)

$$

BROOKS

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

IAZ001>003-012-013-020-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-NEZ013-
SDZ040-055-056-061-062-065>071-222145-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-PLYMOUTH-LINCOLN MN-
LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-
BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...EAST CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

LIGHT RAIN WILL GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO SNOW LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON
WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO
30 MPH AND MAY PRODUCE SOME BLOWING SNOW AS WELL. BY TUESDAY
EVENING SNOWFALL TOTALS SHOULD BE ABOUT 2 TO 3 INCHES.

THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW WILL AGAIN COME THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO
FRIDAY MORNING. GENERALLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...BUT
IMPACTS TO HOLIDAY TRAVEL WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

IAZ014-021-022-031-032-NEZ014-222145-
CLAY IA-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-DAKOTA-
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST IOWA
AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

LIGHT RAIN WILL GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO SNOW ON MONDAY EVENING WITH
PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO
30 MPH AND MAY PRODUCE SOME PATCHY BLOWING SNOW AS WELL. BY
TUESDAY EVENING SNOWFALL TOTALS SHOULD BE ABOUT 2 INCHES.

THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW WILL AGAIN COME THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO
FRIDAY MORNING. GENERALLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...BUT
IMPACTS TO HOLIDAY TRAVEL WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-222145-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014 /242 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

FOCUS IS ON A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL IMPACT THE REGION STARTING
TONIGHT. WITH SURFACE TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND
FREEZING...PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SEE
A LIGHT ACCUMULATION OF FREEZING RAIN. AS COLDER AIR IS PULLED
INTO THE SYSTEM...RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW MONDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOW WILL SHIFT FROM CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE DAY TO
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA MONDAY NIGHT. WINDS
OF 25 TO 35MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING TUESDAY AS WELL.
TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 2 AND 5 INCHES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
TMT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057>060-063-064-222145-
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-HANSON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
342 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH
DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE AFTER ABOUT
11 PM TONIGHT...BUT AMOUNTS SHOULD REMAIN FAIRLY LIGHT. WITH
TEMPERATURES HOVERING BETWEEN ABOUT 32 TO 34 DEGREES VERY LITTLE
TO NO ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

LIGHT RAIN OR LIGHT SNOW ON MONDAY MORNING WILL TRANSITION TO ALL
SNOW BY MONDAY AFTERNOON. PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. BLOWING SNOW WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE LATE
MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING AS NORTH WINDS INCREASE TO 15 TO
30 MPH. BY EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL LIKELY
RANGE FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
235 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-221400-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-
NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
235 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014 /335 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014/

...WINTER STORM WILL BRING SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM THE ROCKIES INTO THE DAKOTAS
TONIGHT. RAIN THIS AFTERNOON WILL CHANGE TO SNOW OVERNIGHT WITH
1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS AND
BEAR LODGE MOUNTAINS BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING...WITH LITTLE
ACCUMULATION EXPECTED OVER THE PLAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY INTO TUESDAY MORNING AS
THE STORM SYSTEM STALLS OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS. PERSISTENT UPSLOPE-
ENHANCED SNOWFALL OVER THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS AND BEAR LODGE
MOUNTAINS WILL PRODUCE 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW FROM FOUR CORNERS...
TO ONEIL PASS AND CHEYENNE CROSSING...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE. AN AREA OF 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE OVER
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...FROM PINE RIDGE TO WINNER. TWO TO 5
INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVER NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
ONLY 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN FOOTHILLS AND EXTREME
SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA.

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP MONDAY AS A TIGHT PRESSURE
GRADIENT STRENGTHENS OVER THE REGION...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS OVER
NORTHWESTERN AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. WINDS WILL GUST TO
OVER 50 MPH DURING THE DAY. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND
LIGHT SNOW MAY PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MAY PRODUCE SNOW ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$

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