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
932 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY...

.COLDER AIR WILL SURGE INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT. THE COLDER AIR WILL
BRING THE STRONGEST WIND SPEEDS INTO THE STATE ALONG WITH PERIODS
OF SNOW SHOWERS...SOME OF WHICH WILL PRODUCE BRIEF BURSTS OF
HEAVIER SNOW. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND PRODUCING BLOWING
SNOW AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN
VISIBILITY. DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS ROADWAYS WILL ALSO OCCUR AND ALL
OF THESE CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>049-057>059-081145-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
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...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK...
GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...SAC CITY...
LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...
ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE...
WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...
REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...
AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...
PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL
932 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST MONDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...COLD AIR WILL SURGE INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT
  WHICH WILL BRING WITH IT EVEN STRONGER WIND SPEEDS AND SNOW
  SHOWERS WITH OCCASIONAL BURSTS OF HEAVIER SNOW. THE COMBINATION
  OF STRONG WIND PRODUCING SOME BLOWING SNOW...FALLING SNOW AND
  DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
  OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND AN INCH WITH NARROW
  BANDS OF LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL
  GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO ONE QUARTER MILE
  OR LESS AT TIMES...PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS AND DURING
  HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES
  ALONG WITH DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS TRAVEL IN SOME
  AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS THAT ARE OPEN OR UNPROTECTED.
  CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES.
  WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE
  VEHICLES AND LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

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.

&&

$$

FAB



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