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
345 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Blizzard Conditions Persist in North Central Iowa This
Afternoon...

.Light to moderate snow is expected across much of central Iowa
into the evening, although the snow will begin to end from west
to east. Strong northwest winds will also continue into the
evening producing blowing snow. Conditions should improve later
this evening as the system departs.

IAZ004-015-242245-
/O.CAN.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Emmet-Palo Alto-
Including the cities of Estherville and Emmetsburg
345 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

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

Snow has ended across the area and visibilities have improved.
There will likely continue to be areas of blowing snow through the
evening, but conditions are expected to slowly improve.

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/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Pocahontas-Humboldt-
Wright-Franklin-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Hamilton-Crawford-Carroll-
Greene-
Including the cities of Algona, Forest City, Lake Mills,
Northwood, Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake,
Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City, Humboldt,
Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Sac City, Lake View,
Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson,
Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Denison, Carroll,
and Jefferson
345 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light to moderate snow will continue across
  much of the warning area into the early evening, although the
  snow will begin to end in western portions of the warning as the
  system pulls east. 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 to 2 inches.

* 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.

&&

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/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Butler-Bremer-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-
Audubon-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, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora,
Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, and Atlantic
345 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 through
  sunset across the advisory area. Visibilities will be relatively
  poor for much of the evening commute and roads may begin to
  freeze as temperatures continue to cool.

* ADDITIONAL 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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