The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning and downgraded the Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of southeastern South Dakota. This system is expected to bring several inches of snow and strong winds to the area Monday (January 22). Travel will be difficult Monday.

Sioux Falls sits on the boarder of the advisory and the warning. Minnehaha County is in the Winter Weather Advisory until 6:00 PM Monday, and Lincoln County is in the Blizzard Warning until Monday night.

We can expect widespread blizzard conditions.

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555 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow occurring. Plan on slippery road conditions,
  including during the morning commute. Additional snow
  accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 5
  inches, are expected.

* WHERE...In South Dakota, Moody, McCook and Minnehaha Counties.
  In Minnesota, Lyon MN and Pipestone Counties.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-Cottonwood-Nobles-Jackson-Dixon-Dakota-
Lincoln SD-Yankton-Clay SD-Union-
555 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
  dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute.
  Tree branches could fall as well. Additional snow
  accumulations of 9 to 14 inches, with localized amounts up to
  18 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska,
   northwest and west central Iowa and southwest Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until midnight CST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
  cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
  drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you.  If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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