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
939 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Blizzard Conditions Possible in Northern to Northwestern Iowa
Late Thursday Through Saturday Morning...

.A winter storm will bring a wintry mix of precipitation to Iowa
late Thursday into Saturday morning. The greatest threat for
moderate or higher snowfall is over northern and northwestern
Iowa. Strong north to northwesterly winds may lead to dangerous
travel during periods of heavier snow and conditions may approach
blizzard criteria.

IAZ004>006-015-023-231145-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.A.0001.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Palo Alto-Pocahontas-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Emmetsburg, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda,
and Gilmore City
939 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow Thursday night into
  Friday morning with winds increasing through the day on
  Friday. The precipitation and wind are expected to persist
  into Saturday morning.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches across
  northern to northwestern Iowa, with the highest amounts
  northwest.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
  to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced
  to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow and
  wind.

* IMPACTS...Travel may become very dangerous to near impossible as
  blowing and drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into Saturday
  morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Watch means there is a potential for falling and/or
blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities.
This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very
dangerous.

&&

$$

IAZ007-016-033-231145-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Worth-Hancock-Sac-
Including the cities of Northwood, Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, and Early
939 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow Thursday night into
  Friday morning with winds increasing through the day on
  Friday. The precipitation and wind are expected to persist
  into morning.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 7 inches across northern
  Iowa, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming from the north and northwest
  at 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be
  reduced to one half mile or less during periods of heavier
  snow and wind.

* IMPACTS...Travel may be severely impacted as blowing and
  drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

IAZ017-024-025-034-035-044-045-231145-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0003.170224T1200Z-170225T0600Z/
Cerro Gordo-Humboldt-Wright-Calhoun-Webster-Crawford-Carroll-
Including the cities of Mason City, Clear Lake, Humboldt,
Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City,
Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Denison, and Carroll
939 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow Thursday night into
  Friday morning with winds increasing through the day on
  Friday. The precipitation and wind are expected to persist
  into Saturday morning.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 7 inches across northern
  Iowa, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
  to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced
  to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow and
  wind.

* IMPACTS...Travel may be severely impacted as blowing and
  drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$


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