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
928 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE A BAND OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT ACROSS
NORTHERN IOWA. A STRONG NORTHWEST WIND IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP
OVERNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH ADDITIONAL
LIGHT SNOW ANTICIPATED TO FALL. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IS EXPECTED DUE
TO SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS FROM BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>038-231130-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0002.170124T1800Z-170125T2100Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-
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, AND WELLSBURG
928 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING TRENDS...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE
  THROUGHOUT MUCH OF TUESDAY EVENING. THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW BAND IS STILL IN QUESTION.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BE WET AND
  HEAVY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH
  WILL DEVELOP LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY
  WEDNESDAY. SUBSTANTIAL VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE HIGHLY LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...WET SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL CREATE SLICK ROADS. THE
  WIND WILL CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND THE COMBINATION OF
  THESE ELEMENTS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS
  SYSTEM WILL LIKELY IMPACT BOTH THE TUESDAY EVENING AND
WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTES ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

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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