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
334 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...BLOWING SNOW TO CONTINUE EARLY THIS MORNING...

.STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH PERIODS OF FLURRIES AND BLOWING SNOW
WILL CAUSE A REDUCTION IN VISIBILITY. DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE AS WELL...WITH ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS MAKING TRAVEL
HAZARDOUS IN RURAL AND OPEN AREAS. SOME ROADS/INTERSTATES REMAIN
IMPASSABLE OVER NORTHERN IOWA. PLEASE CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE
TRAVELING EARLY THIS MORNING. ADDITIONALLY WIND CHILLS WILL BE
VERY COLD THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.

IAZ004-015-023-033-034-044>046-091045-
/O.CAN.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T1000Z/
EMMET-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-SAC-CALHOUN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...EMMETSBURG...POCAHONTAS...
LAURENS...ROLFE...FONDA...GILMORE CITY...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...
ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...
LAKE CITY...POMEROY...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON
334 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

THE LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS HAVE PRIMARILY ENDED ACROSS THE AREA WITH
IMPROVEMENTS NOTED IN VISIBILITIES AND WEB CAMS. THEREFORE THE
ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE AREA. SOME MINOR BLOWING AND
DRIFTING OF SNOW MAY STILL OCCUR THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

IAZ005>007-016-017-024>026-035>037-047-048-091500-
/O.EXT.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T1500Z/
KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-
FRANKLIN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-BOONE-STORY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...LAKE MILLS...
NORTHWOOD...MANLY...GARNER...BRITT...KANAWHA...MASON CITY...
CLEAR LAKE...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION...BELMOND...
HAMPTON...FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...
ACKLEY...BOONE...AMES
334 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE EARLY THIS
  MORNING. VISIBILITIES WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AFTER SNOW SHOWERS
  END THIS MORNING. HOWEVER...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...GRADUALLY
  DIMINISHING TOWARD MID-MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW TWO MILES AT TIMES AND
  CAUSE GREATER REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY TO AROUND A MILE AT
  GROUND LEVEL.

* WIND CHILLS...WIND CHILLS WILL ALSO BE VERY COLD THIS
  MORNING...FALLING INTO THE 15 BELOW TO AROUND 20 BELOW RANGE
  THROUGH MID MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA
  DUE TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.
  AT THIS TIME INTERSTATE 35 REMAINS CLOSED FROM AMES TO CLEAR
  LAKE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK ROADS
  AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT BLOWING
SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING
ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

ANY REPORTS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY 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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