Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WWUS43 KDMX 141539
WSWDMX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
939 AM CST SUN FEB 14 2016

...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL TO CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON...

SNOW HAS INCREASED ACROSS THE AREA AS THE MAIN PART OF THE STORM
IS NOW CROSSING IOWA. LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS
MORNING WITH UP TO SEVERAL ADDITIONAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL ALONG
WITH BRISK SOUTHEAST WINDS. THIS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AT
TIMES THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS WITH SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS
THIS AFTERNOON.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-046>050-059>062-073>075-085-
086-096-097-150000-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-160215T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-
MARSHALL-TAMA-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-
MONROE-WAPELLO-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
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...
JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...
DYSART...GLADBROOK...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...
NEWTON...GRINNELL...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...
KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...CENTERVILLE...
BLOOMFIELD
939 AM CST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
  MUCH OF THE AREA THIS MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO ONE INCH
  PER HOUR WILL OCCUR WITH SOME OF THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS. BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH BRISK SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS BY LATE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25
  MPH THROUGH NOON. VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES
  DUE TO BLOWING SNOW AND FALLING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WHICH WILL PRODUCE SLICK...SNOW
  COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 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.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW 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.

&&

$$

MJB



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