Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
347 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND HEAVY SNOW TODAY THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHERN
MISSOURI AND PUSH INTO SOUTHERN IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING. THE SNOW
BAND IS FORECAST TO SPREAD NORTH DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE
MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS LIKELY TO FALL BETWEEN 6 AM AND NOON
TODAY OVER MUCH OF THE WARNED AREA...WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
LIKELY TO PERSIST ACROSS THE BLIZZARD WARNED AREA. A DRY LAYER
ALOFT LOOKS TO PUSH INTO SOUTH CENTRAL TO EASTERN IOWA DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS. THIS MAY CAUSE A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN
OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL TO NORTHEAST OF THE WARNED AREA.
FURTHER SOUTH...RAIN OR DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE FROM DES MOINES TO
TAMA COUNTY. THIS IS ANTICIPATED TO CUT DOWN IN SNOW AMOUNTS IN
THE SOUTHEAST EDGES OF THE WARNED/ADVISORY AREAS. STRONG WINDS
WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS MORNING AND INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE
DAY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE WEST TO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF IOWA.
ADDITIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON THE
BACKSIDE OF THE SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THIS EVENING PROVIDING
ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW IS LIKELY TO OCCUR THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY AND INTO TONIGHT
ACROSS THE BLIZZARD WARNED COUNTIES.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>036-044>046-021800-
/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
347 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHWEST
  IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTH THROUGH THE
  MID MORNING HOURS. THE HEAVIEST SNOW BAND IS LIKELY TO OCCUR
  BETWEEN 7 AM THROUGH 1 PM TODAY WHERE SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2
  INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE. THERE WILL BE A BRIEF PERIOD OF
  FREEZING RAIN FROM AROUND FORT DODGE TO MASON CITY AREA LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE THE SNOW REDEVELOPS AROUND 6 PM TONIGHT.
  ELSEWHERE...LESS INTENSITY SNOW IS ANTICIPATED LATER THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT...BUT WILL BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS DURING THE VERY STRONG WINDS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE...ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES. LIGHT
  ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER
  MILE WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LIKELY TO OCCUR.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP.
  TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. PLEASE
  RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

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>049-057>060-070>072-081-021800-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
BUTLER-BREMER-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-
AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-
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...AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...
BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...ATLANTIC...
GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...EARLHAM...
CORNING
347 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW HAS DEVELOP ACROSS MUCH OF THE WARNED
  AREA AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. THE PERIOD OF
  HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS LIKELY TO OCCUR FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM THIS
  MORNING WHERE 1 TO 2 INCH SNOWFALL RATES ARE ANTICIPATED. EVEN A
  BRIEF PERIOD OF THUNDERSNOW IS POSSIBLE. A BREAK IN THE
  PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON FROM SOUTHWEST IOWA
  THROUGH DES MOINES AS DRIER AIR IS IS FORECAST TO PUNCH INTO THE
  STATE. A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE FURTHER
  NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON. STRONG WINDS AND ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW
  LOOKS TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE...ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED. LITTLE ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES BELOW A HALF MILE
  TO EVEN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL TO NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT
  TIMES. PLEASE RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

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...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.

&&

$$

IAZ050-061-062-073-082-083-092-093-021800-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
TAMA-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...
GLADBROOK...NEWTON...GRINNELL...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...
CRESTON...OSCEOLA...BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR
347 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW LOOKS TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE
  ADVISORY AREA THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...LIKELY AFFECTING THE
  MORNING COMMUTE. A PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY SNOW MAY OCCUR BETWEEN 6
  AM AND 10 AM WHERE SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE
  POSSIBLE. WARMER AIR WILL CAUSE THE SNOW TO SWITCH TO RAIN THIS
  AFTERNOON AND CAUSE A SHARP CUTOFF OF HIGHER SNOW AMOUNTS IN
  THE NORTHWEST PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY...BUT THE FALLING SNOW
  AND STRONG WINDS MAY LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITY AND HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AT TIMES. VISIBILITIES AROUND ONE
  HALF MILE AT TIMES OF HEAVY SNOWFALL OR STRONG WINDS...AND THEN
  AGAIN THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP. PLEASE
  RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

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.

&&

$$

PODRAZIK


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