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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
633 PM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...LONG DURATION WEEKEND SNOW...

.A LONG DURATION VARIED INTENSITY SNOWFALL EVENT IS ANTICIPATED
THIS WEEKEND. SNOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER NORTHWEST IOWA BY
MID TO LATE MORNING SATURDAY AND THEN SPREAD EAST SOUTHEAST OVER
THE REMAINDER OF CENTRAL TO NORTHERN IOWA IN THE AFTERNOON. THE
LOCATION OF HIGHEST SNOWFALL TOTALS IS EXPECTED TO BE NORTH OF
HIGHWAY 20 TO THE MINNESOTA BORDER. THE TIME FRAME OF GREATEST
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION IS LIKELY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE
NIGHT. LIGHTER SNOW AS FAR SOUTH AS INTERSTATE 80 IS ALSO EXPECTED
DURING THIS TIME FRAME. SNOW BEGINS TO TAPER OFF BY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA.

IAZ004-005-015-023-024-033>035-045-046-100400-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0013.161210T1500Z-161211T2100Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
CARROLL-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ESTHERVILLE, ALGONA, EMMETSBURG,
POCAHONTAS, LAURENS, ROLFE, FONDA, GILMORE CITY, HUMBOLDT,
SAC CITY, LAKE VIEW, ODEBOLT, WALL LAKE, SCHALLER, EARLY,
ROCKWELL CITY, MANSON, LAKE CITY, POMEROY, FORT DODGE, CARROLL,
AND JEFFERSON
633 PM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY
TO 3 PM CST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...MIDDLE TO LATE MORNING SATURDAY TO EARLY AFTERNOON
  SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 8 INCHES WITH THE HIGHER
  TOTALS OF THAT RANGE ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS ARE FORECAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE NIGHT. VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS SHOULD VARY FROM A FEW MILES DOWN TO LESS THAN A
  MILE DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL. WINDS SHOULD DIMINISH
  BY SUNDAY MORNING AND LESSEN THE POTENTIAL FOR VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS.

* IMPACTS...THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

IAZ006-007-016-017-025>028-036>039-047>050-059>062-100400-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0013.161210T2000Z-161212T0000Z/
WINNEBAGO-WORTH-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-
DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FOREST CITY, LAKE MILLS, NORTHWOOD,
MANLY, GARNER, BRITT, KANAWHA, MASON CITY, CLEAR LAKE,
EAGLE GROVE, CLARION, BELMOND, HAMPTON, PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE,
SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON, ALLISON, DUMONT, WAVERLY,
WEBSTER CITY, IOWA FALLS, ELDORA, ACKLEY, GRUNDY CENTER,
REINBECK, CONRAD, DIKE, WELLSBURG, WATERLOO, CEDAR FALLS, BOONE,
AMES, MARSHALLTOWN, TAMA, TOLEDO, TRAER, DYSART, GLADBROOK,
PERRY, WAUKEE, ADEL, DES MOINES, NEWTON, AND GRINNELL
633 PM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SATURDAY
TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO THE LATE AFTERNOON SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A WIDESPREAD SWATH OF 3 TO 8
  INCHES IS LIKELY FROM A JEFFERSON TO GRINNELL LINE NORTH TO THE
  MINNESOTA BORDER. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF THAT RANGE ARE EXPECTED
  ALONG AND NORTH OF AN ALGONA TO WATERLOO LINE WHERE LOCAL
  AMOUNTS MAY REACH 9 INCHES. THE DES MOINES METRO AREA WILL BE ON
  THE SOUTHERN FRINGE OF THE SNOW WITH LITTLE SOUTH AND AS MUCH AS
  3 INCHES NORTH.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS ARE FORECAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE NIGHT. VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS SHOULD VARY FROM A FEW MILES DOWN TO LESS THAN A
  MILE DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL. WINDS DIMINISH BY
  SUNDAY MORNING AND LESSEN THE POTENTIAL FOR VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS.

* IMPACTS...THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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