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
348 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT IOWA LATE MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...

.SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD NORTH INTO IOWA MONDAY NIGHT AND
BECOME WIDESPREAD TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. A BROAD AREA OF 6
INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IS LIKELY WITH THIS STORM. IN
ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH WILL
CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND POSSIBLE LEAD TO
A PROLONGED PERIOD OF NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY IN
RURAL AREAS. SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS ALONG THE SOUTHEAST EDGE OF
THE WATCH INTO SOUTHEAST IOWA PENDING ANY POTENTIAL SHIFTS IN THE
TRACK OF THE STORM AS THE HEAVY SNOW BAND WILL DEVELOP JUST WEST
OF THE RAIN AND SNOW LINE.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>061-070>073-081-
082-092-311800-
/O.NEW.KDMX.BZ.A.0001.160202T0900Z-160203T1200Z/
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-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-CASS-
ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-
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...
TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...AUDUBON...EXIRA...
GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...
ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...
ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...
CARLISLE...CORNING...CRESTON...BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET
348 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL LIFT INTO THE AREA LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY MORNING. A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SNOW MAY OCCUR BEFORE
  RESUMING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. A PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY
  SNOW MAY OCCUR WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR
  POSSIBLE. STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY
  TUESDAY AND WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF
  SNOW AND POTENTIAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12
  INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE HEAVIEST BAND OF SNOW.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL BE
  BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP.
  TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL
  PLANS DURING THIS TIME...CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE PLANS.

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.

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