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
639 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Blizzard Conditions to Diminish through the evening as snow
ends...

.Light to moderate snow will taper off from west to east through
mid to late evening. Strong and gusty northwest winds at 20 to 30
mph will also lead to areas of blowing snow. Conditions should
improve later this evening as the system departs.

IAZ005-006-024-034-045-250145-
/O.CAN.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Kossuth-Winnebago-Humboldt-Calhoun-Carroll-
Including the cities of Algona, Forest City, Lake Mills,
Humboldt, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, and Carroll
639 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has cancelled the
Blizzard Warning.

The snow has ended and visibilities have improved across the area,
thus the blizzard warning has been cancelled. Some patchy blowing
and drifting of snow is still possible through late evening.

$$

IAZ057-250145-
/O.CAN.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Audubon-
Including the cities of Audubon and Exira
639 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has cancelled the
Winter Weather Advisory.

The snow has ended and visibilities have improved allowing the
advisory to be cancelled.

$$

IAZ007-016-017-025-026-035-036-046-250600-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Wright-Franklin-Webster-Hamilton-Greene-
Including the cities of Northwood, Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
Mason City, Clear Lake, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton,
Fort Dodge, Webster City, and Jefferson
639 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light to moderate snow will continue early
  this evening. The snow is expected to taper off from west to
  east across central Iowa through mid to late evening. Strong
  north winds are expected into the evening, although they will
  also subside with time. Blizzard conditions are expected in
  mainly rural areas for the next few hours with some
  improvement by mid to late evening.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 inch or less.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northerly winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts
  up to 35 mph. Visibility will be reduced below three quarters
  of mile for long periods with occasional white-out conditions,
  mainly in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Travel will remain dangerous as blowing snow reduces
  visibility. Many tow bans remain in effect across northern
  Iowa.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ027-028-037>039-047>050-058>060-070-250600-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Butler-Bremer-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-
Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Cass-
Including the cities of Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock,
Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Iowa Falls, Eldora,
Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg,
Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo,
Traer, Dysart, Gladbrook, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey,
Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, and Atlantic
639 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light to moderate snow will persist into
  the evening hours. Visibilities will be relatively poor with
  icy, snow-covered roads expected into the evening hours.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North winds at 15 to 25 mph are expected
  with gusts over 30 mph from time to time. Visibilities below
  one mile are expected with brief periods where visibilities
  may drop below one quarter of a mile, mainly in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Roadways may initially develop minor icing and then
  become snow covered as sunset approaches. The snow and blowing
  snow will reduce visibility creating hazardous travel
  conditions. Slow down during the evening commute and travel
  cautiously.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
roads may become slick with visibilities then limited due to
strong winds blowing snow. Use caution when traveling.

&&

$$



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