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
1020 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

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

.SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO IOWA MONDAY NIGHT AND BECOME WIDESPREAD ON
TUESDAY MORNING WITH A BROAD SWATH OF 6 INCHES OR MORE FALLING.
STRONG WINDS WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH AT TIMES WILL BLOW AND DRIFT
THE SNOW...PRODUCING PERIODS OF NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS. SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS ALONG THE
SOUTHEAST EDGE OF THE WATCH PENDING ANY POTENTIAL SHIFTS IN STORM
TRACK...AS THE HEAVY SNOW BAND WILL DEVELOP JUST WEST OF THE
RAIN/SNOW LINE.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>061-070>073-081-
082-092-010030-
/O.CON.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
1020 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL SPREAD IN ON MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
  MORNING...POSSIBLY STOPPING OR CHANGING TO RAIN TOWARD CENTRAL
  IOWA IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN SNOWING AGAIN BY EVENING. A PERIOD
  OF VERY HEAVY SNOW MAY OCCUR WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2
  INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR FROM
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT.

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

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

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP.
  TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. PLEASE RECONSIDER
  ANY TRAVEL 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.

&&

$$

LEE



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