Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
331 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

...FALLING SNOW ENDING BLOWING SNOW CONTINUES...

.A BAND OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW FROM NEAR DES MOINES NORTHEAST
THROUGH MARSHALLTOWN TO WATERLOO WILL CONTINUE TO PRESS EASTWARD
THROUGH SUNRISE. VISIBILITY DOWN TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES CAN BE
EXPECTED WITHIN THIS SNOW BAND WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES
POSSIBLE. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE
REST OF THE MORNING HOURS OVER CENTRAL TO NORTHERN
IOWA...ESPECIALLY IN THE DEEPER SNOW LOCATIONS. EXPECT VISIBILITY
TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES THROUGH AT LEAST SUNRISE.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>036-044>046-031200-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...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...JEFFERSON
331 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO TAPER OFF
  THROUGH SUNRISE THIS MORNING. HOWEVER WITH THE VERY STRONG WINDS
  AND DEEP SNOW PACK...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LOOK TO PERSIST THROUGH
  AT LEAST 6 AM THIS MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...LESS THAN AN INCH OF SNOW 6 AM. STORM TOTALS
  HAVE RANGED FROM 7 TO 12 INCHES SINCE TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
  MORNING. EXPECT VISIBILITIES TO BE BELOW HALF A MILE...AND NEAR
  ZERO DURING THE WORST CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY IN THE OPEN OR
  UNPROTECTED AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL LOOKS TO CONTINUE TO BE VERY HAZARDOUS AS MOST
  ROADS REMAIN SNOW COVERED THIS MORNING. IN ADDITION...BLOWING
  SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS.
  THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS ADVISING NO TRAVEL
  OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST TO NORTH CENTRAL IOWA THIS MORNING.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ027-028-037-047-048-057>059-031200-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
BUTLER-BREMER-HARDIN-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...
IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...BOONE...AMES...AUDUBON...EXIRA...
GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL
331 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT SNOW WILL WILL TAPER OFF THIS MORNING
  BUT WINDS LOOK TO CONTINUE TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...UP TO AN ADDITIONAL INCH IS POSSIBLE BY
  SUNRISE...MAKING STORM TOTALS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES SINCE TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...LIGHT NORTHEAST WINDS WILL TURN TO
  NORTHWEST AND INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY OVERNIGHT...WITH GUSTS OF
  35 TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW WILL OFTEN
  BE BELOW A MILE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS IN AREAS THROUGH THE MORNING
  HOURS WITH AT LEAST PARTIALLY TO MOSTLY SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
  REDUCED VISIBILITIES. THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  NOTES THAT TOW BANS ARE IN EFFECT FOR SOME AREAS.

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.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND BLOWING SNOW 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.

&&

$$

IAZ038-039-049-050-060-061-070>073-081>083-031200-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-JASPER-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-
WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...
DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...
TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...DES MOINES...NEWTON...
ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...
EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...CORNING...CRESTON...
OSCEOLA
331 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...A BAND OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL FROM
  NEAR DES MOINES NORTHEAST THROUGH MARSHALLTOWN AND WATERLOO WILL
  TAPER OFF THROUGH SUNRISE THIS MORNING. WITHIN THE BAND OF
  SNOW...VISIBILITY HAS BEEN REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE
  AT TIMES. ALSO...STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO CAUSE
  SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW ACROSS ROADS AND
  LEADING TO RAPIDLY DETERIORATING TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF NEW SNOW
  IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNRISE RESULTING IN STORM TOTALS OF 3 TO 5
  INCHES SINCE TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO
  40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW WILL OFTEN BE
  BELOW A MILE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL LOOKS TO REMAIN DIFFICULT DUE TO REDUCED
  VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS THIS MORNING. IF YOU MUST
  VENTURE OUT...ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME AND PLEASE DRIVE
  CAUTIOUSLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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.

&&

$$

PODRAZIK


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