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

...MORE SNOW AND INCREASING WINDS OVERNIGHT...

.MORE SNOW WILL SPREAD BACK ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN IOWA
OVERNIGHT WITH LIGHT ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS. WINDS WILL TURN TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY...ESPECIALLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT...CREATING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE
MORE SNOW FELL TODAY. THUS BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS
CONTINUE OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN IOWA.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>036-044>046-030845-
/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
641 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD BACK ACROSS MUCH OF
  THE AREA BEFORE MIDNIGHT...PERSISTING PAST MIDNIGHT MAINLY EAST
  OF INTERSTATE 35. WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE FROM NORTHWEST TO
  SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT...CREATING INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE...AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF SNOW
  OVERNIGHT WILL RESULT IN STORM TOTALS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES. VERY
  PATCHY LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE DURING THE
  LATE EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL TURN TO THE NORTHWEST AGAIN
  OVERNIGHT WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES WILL
  OFTEN BE BELOW A MILE...AND NEAR ZERO DURING THE WORST
  CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE QUITE HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH
  SNOW BLOWING ACROSS AND COVERING ROADS AND DRAMATICALLY REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES. THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTES THAT
  TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER MUCH OF NORTHWEST IOWA WITH TOW BANS
  IN EFFECT.

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>059-030845-
/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
641 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...AND EVEN A
  COUPLE OF THUNDERSTORMS...WILL MOVE THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.
  LIGHT SNOW WILL THEN SPREAD IN OVERNIGHT...ALONG WITH INCREASING
  WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF SNOW OVERNIGHT
  WILL PRODUCE RESULT IN STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES.

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

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS IN AREAS THROUGH THE NIGHT
  WITH AT LEAST PARTIALLY 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...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.

&&

$$

LEE


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