Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
608 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING NORTH...

.STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN VISIBILITY.
DRIFTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE AS WELL...WITH ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS
MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS IN RURAL OPEN AREAS. SOME
ROADS/INTERSTATES REMAIN IMPASSABLE OVER NORTHERN IOWA. PLEASE
CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE TRAVELING.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-044>047-090600-
/O.EXP.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T0600Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-
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...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE
608 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...
...BLIZZARD WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...CONDITIONS MARGINALLY IMPROVING THIS
  EVENING. VISIBILITIES WILL DECREASE IN INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS
  WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
  WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW INTO THE EVENING EVEN THOUGH WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER ANTICIPATED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW A MILE AT TIMES...AND
  SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ONE QUARTER MILE IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA
  DUE TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.
  NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35
  BETWEEN AMES AND CLEAR LAKE. AT THIS TIME THE ENTIRE INTERSTATE
  IS SHUT DOWN ALONG THIS STRETCH. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE
  SLICK ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE
  RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. GUSTY WINDS MAY ALSO
  AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOFT LIGHT WEIGHT
  OBJECTS THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 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.

&&

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IAZ027-038-090115-
/O.EXP.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
BUTLER-GRUNDY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...
GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG
608 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER ANTICIPATED.
VISIBILITIES HAVE GENERALLY IMPROVED OVER MOST OF THE REGION.
BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY MAY STILL OCCUR WITH THE LINGERING
SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION. USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING THIS
EVENING.

$$

IAZ028-039-049-050-057>062-070>072-081>083-092>094-090115-
/O.EXP.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
BREMER-BLACK HAWK-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-
JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-
RINGGOLD-DECATUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAVERLY...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
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...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...BEDFORD...LENOX...
NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...LEON
608 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

A BRIEF PERIOD OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION OVER
THE NEXT TWO HOURS...OTHERWISE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO
IMPROVE THROUGH THE EVENING. VISIBILITIES MAY BRIEFLY DROP TO ONE
HALF MILE WITH THE PASSING SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING.

$$

IAZ048-090600-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T0600Z/
STORY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AMES
608 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...CONDITIONS MARGINALLY IMPROVING THIS EVENING.
  VISIBILITIES WILL DECREASE IN INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH
  STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND
  FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
  INTO THE EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH OR MORE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO A MILE OR TWO AT
  TIMES...AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO A HALF MILE IN RURAL OPEN
  AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED IN SOME AREAS DUE TO CONSIDERABLE
  BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS
  HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN AMES AND CLEAR
  LAKE...AND THE INTERSTATE HAS BEEN CLOSED ALONG THIS STRETCH AT
  THIS TIME. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK ICY ROADS AND
  DANGEROUS TRAVEL. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS
  INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT
  DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOFT LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

$$

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