Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1015 PM CST SAT DEC 10 2016

...SNOW TO PERSIST THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ACROSS NORTHERN
IOWA...

.A BAND OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD AND INTENSIFY THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA. IN
ADDITION...GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY TO CREATE SOME BLOWING SNOW AND
REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

IAZ004>007-015>017-024>028-038-039-111215-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-161211T1800Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ESTHERVILLE, ALGONA, FOREST CITY,
LAKE MILLS, NORTHWOOD, MANLY, EMMETSBURG, GARNER, BRITT, KANAWHA,
MASON CITY, CLEAR LAKE, HUMBOLDT, EAGLE GROVE, CLARION, BELMOND,
HAMPTON, PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE, SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON,
ALLISON, DUMONT, WAVERLY, GRUNDY CENTER, REINBECK, CONRAD, DIKE,
WELLSBURG, WATERLOO, AND CEDAR FALLS
1015 PM CST SAT DEC 10 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...A BAND OF LIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE SNOW
  LOOKS TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER THE WARNED AREA DURING THE
  OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 3
  TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE RESULTING IN STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS
  OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE ANTICIPATED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  NEAR 25 MPH WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES TO BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN
  ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD,
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

IAZ023-033>037-048>050-111215-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-161211T1800Z/
POCAHONTAS-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-STORY-MARSHALL-
TAMA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF POCAHONTAS, LAURENS, ROLFE, FONDA,
GILMORE CITY, SAC CITY, LAKE VIEW, ODEBOLT, WALL LAKE, SCHALLER,
EARLY, ROCKWELL CITY, MANSON, LAKE CITY, POMEROY, FORT DODGE,
WEBSTER CITY, IOWA FALLS, ELDORA, ACKLEY, AMES, MARSHALLTOWN,
TAMA, TOLEDO, TRAER, DYSART, AND GLADBROOK
1015 PM CST SAT DEC 10 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE
  ANTICIPATED INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 1 T 3 INCHES OF
  SNOW IS POSSIBLE THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING RESULTING IN TOTAL
  ACCUMULATIONS FOR THE EVENT FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WILL INCREASE
  OVERNIGHT INTO THE 15 TO 20 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH.
  VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

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

&&

$$

PODRAZIK


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