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Winter Storm Watch issued January 30 at 9:01PM CST until February 01 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 9:01 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Expires: 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL THIS WEEKEND...
.A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD SNOW
ACROSS THE AREA LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO
FALL THROUGH SUNDAY. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE
OVER MUCH OF EASTERN IOWA...NORTHWEST ILLINOIS AND FAR NORTHEAST
MISSOURI. DEVELOPING STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ON SUNDAY MAY RESULT
IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. SOME UNCERTAINTY IN
THE TRACK OF THIS STORM REMAINS...WHICH WILL AFFECT WHERE THE HEAVIEST
SNOW IS EXPECTED. STAY INFORMED WITH THE LATEST FORECAST UPDATES
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON
OR EVENING SATURDAY...AND CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY
SUNDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTALS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES LIKELY. HEAVIER
AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE EAST OF A LINE FROM FREEPORT TO
MACOMB ILLINOIS.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH
SUNDAY... RESULTING IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. ON
SUNDAY...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE AREAS OF LOW
VISIBILITY AND MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR ROAD CREWS TO KEEP
ROADS CLEAR...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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