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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
833 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THROUGH SUNDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE TRACKING ACROSS NORTHERN MISSOURI WILL BRING HEAVY
SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. INCREASING WINDS ON SUNDAY
WILL CAUSE BLOWING SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS LATE
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

IAZ004>007-015>017-011045-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
/O.EXA.KDMX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE
833 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST SUNDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT AND
  ACCUMULATE QUICKLY INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE TO FALL INTO SUNDAY WITH INCREASING WINDS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 9 INCHES WITH LOCAL
  HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...TURNING TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH BY EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY BY
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS.
  BLOWING SNOW ON SUNDAY WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE IT
  DIFFICULT TO CLEAR THE ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AND RURAL
  AREAS.

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.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 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.

&&

$$

IAZ023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-011045-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
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...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
833 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH
  HEAVY SNOWFALL AT TIMES. ACCUMULATION BY SUNDAY MORNING WILL
  RAGE FROM 6 TO 10 INCHES. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH
  THE DAY SUNDAY WITH INCREASING WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...REGION WIDE ACCUMULATIONS OF 9 TO 12 INCHES
  ARE LIKELY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS JUST EAST OF I35 NEAR AND
  SOUTH OF US 30 TO NEAR HIGHWAY 34.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...TURNING TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH BY EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY BY
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS THROUGH
  THE EVENING HOURS AS RAIN CHANGES OVER TO SNOW. LATER TONIGHT
  AND SUNDAY...HEAVY SNOW FALL AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE
  VISIBILITY AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR THE ROADS...
  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AND RURAL AREAS.

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.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 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.

&&

$$



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