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
936 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...VARIED TYPES OF WINTER WEATHER TO AFFECT IOWA LATE TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OUT OF THE ROCKIES TONIGHT AND
REACH IOWA TUESDAY MORNING SPREADING A WINTERY MIX OF PRECIPITATION
INTO THE STATE AHEAD OF ITS PATH. ALTHOUGH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW
MAY DISRUPT EARLY MORNING TRAVEL OVER SOUTHERN IOWA...WITH SNOW AND
EVENTUALLY BLOWING SNOW NORTH.

IAZ044>050-057>062-072>075-083>086-095>097-031145-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0600Z-150303T1400Z/
CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-
DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-CLARKE-
LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...
AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...
GLADBROOK...AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...
CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL...
WINTERSET...EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...
KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...
CORYDON...SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...
BLOOMFIELD
936 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...INTERMITTENT LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW ARE
  ANTICIPATED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO MAINLY
  LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK. THE PRECIPITATION
  TYPE MAY BE QUITE VARIABLE FROM TIME TO TIME.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL VARY
  FROM LITTLE TO NONE TOWARD THE MISSOURI BORDER...TO LESS THAN AN
  INCH FARTHER NORTH TOWARD HIGHWAY 30. ANY ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL
  BE MINOR...ONLY A COUPLE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH AT WORST.

* IMPACTS...ALTHOUGH ONLY MINOR ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  ANTICIPATED...THE WINTRY MIX MAY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL EARLY
  TUESDAY...INCLUDING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH
APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES...HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST
TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

&&

$$

IAZ004>007-015>017-024>028-038-039-031145-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0010.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
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...
CEDAR FALLS
936 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW IS ANTICIPATED
  DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TUESDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER
  40 MPH ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE PERIODS OF VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS OF
  LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
  TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...BRIEF PERIODS OF SNOW SQUALLS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND
  DRIFTING OF SNOW ON ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE
RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER
HANDLE NWS DES MOINES...HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES
FACEBOOK PAGE.

$$

FAB



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