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
214 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Blizzard Conditions Persist in North Central Iowa This
Afternoon...

.Light to moderate snow will persist across much of central Iowa
this afternoon. Locations that do not see snow may experience
brief periods of freezing drizzle. Strong northwest winds will
also continue through the afternoon into the evening. Conditions
should improve later this evening as the system departs.

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Butler-
Including the cities of Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock,
Greene, Aplington, Allison, and Dumont
214 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow, which is in effect
until midnight CST tonight. The Blizzard Warning has been
cancelled.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light snow is expected to persist this
  afternoon with a few periods of moderate snow. A few period of
  freezing drizzle may also occur. Strong north to northwest
  winds will persist into the evening with some patchy blowing
  snow.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North winds at 20 to 30 mph are expected
  this morning with gusts over 40 mph. Visibilities will below
  one mile will become common and may drop below one half mile
  from time to time by afternoon, mainly in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Roadways may initially develop minor icing and then
  become snow covered later this afternoon. Blowing snow will
  reduce visibility by afternoon and this evening creating
  hazardous travel conditions.

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.

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Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Hamilton-
Crawford-Carroll-Greene-
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,
Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early,
Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge,
Webster City, Denison, Carroll, and Jefferson
214 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light to moderate snow will continue across
  much of the warning area this afternoon. With strong northwest
  winds persisting, blizzard conditions will remain likely,
  especially in rural areas.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 3 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northerly winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts
  up to 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced below one half mile
  for long periods with occasional white-out conditions,
  especially in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Travel has become very dangerous to near impossible
  as blowing and drifting snow reduces visibility. Many tow bans
  are in effect across northern Iowa with travel not advised
  along Interstate 35 from Highway 20 north to the Minnesota
  border.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.

&&

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Bremer-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-Audubon-
Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Cass-
Including the cities of Waverly, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley,
Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo,
Cedar Falls, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer,
Dysart, Gladbrook, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora,
Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, and Atlantic
214 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light snow is expected to persist this
  afternoon with a few periods of moderate snow. In addition, a
  few periods of freezing drizzle will occur mainly east of
  Interstate 35 through the late afternoon. Strong north to
  northwest winds will persist into the evening with some patchy
  blowing snow.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North winds at 20 to 30 mph are expected
  this morning with gusts over 40 mph. Visibilities will below
  one mile will become common and may drop below one half mile
  from time to time by afternoon, mainly in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Roadways may initially develop minor icing and then
  become snow covered later today. Blowing snow will reduce
  visibility by afternoon and this evening creating hazardous
  travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for freezing drizzle and then blowing
snow means that roads may become slick with visibilities then
limited due to strong winds blowing snow. Use caution when
traveling later today.

&&

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