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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
230 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TODAY...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER KANSAS WILL REACH THE ST LOUIS AREA BY MIDDAY
WITH WIDESPREAD SNOW CONTINUING NORTH OF ITS TRACK. INCREASING
WINDS ON SUNDAY WILL CAUSE BLOWING SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL
IMPACTS LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
081>086-092>097-011230-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
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-
POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-
CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-
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...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...
TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...AUDUBON...EXIRA...
GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...
ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL...ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...
STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...
NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...CORNING...
CRESTON...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...
LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...LEON...CORYDON...
SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
230 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LITTLE CHANGE IS ANTICIPATED THROUGH THE
  MORNING WITH CONTINUED SNOW PRODUCING WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES
  OF A MILE OR SO.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES
  ARE EXPECTED. LOCALIZED LOCATIONS ALONG THE INTERSTATE 80 AND
  HIGHWAY 30 CORRIDORS FROM DES MOINES EASTWARD MAY RECEIVE OVER A
  FOOT OF SNOW.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AND
  BECOME NORTHERLY DURING THE AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS INCREASING TO
  30 TO 35 MPH OVER WESTERN AND NORTHERN IOWA BY MIDDAY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND SLICK WITH
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS ALSO
  EXPECTED TO BECOME MORE PROBLEMATIC AND SIGNIFICANT THROUGH THE
  DAY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE BELOW A MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AND RURAL AREAS.

  THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW HAS ALSO COATED TREES OVER
  CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA. TREE DAMAGE AND LOCALIZED POWER
  OUTAGES MAY OCCUR LATER TODAY AS THE WINDS INCREASE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

ALTHOUGH THE HEAVY WET CONSISTENCY OF THE SNOW SHOULD DIMINISH
LATER THIS MORNING...UP TO SIX INCHES OF WET SNOW WILL HAVE
COMPACTED AND SETTLED. THIS WILL MAKE REMOVAL AND SHOVELING
DIFFICULT. THE ELDERLY OR THOSE WITH HEART CONCERNS SHOULD TAKE
FREQUENT BREAKS...REMOVE THE SNOW IN SMALL AMOUNTS OR SEEK
ASSISTANCE.

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