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
1130 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...VARIED TYPES OF WINTER WEATHER TO AFFECT IOWA LATE TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OUT OF THE ROCKIES TONIGHT AND
REACH IOWA TUESDAY MORNING SPREADING A WINTERY MIX OF
PRECIPITATION INTO THE STATE AHEAD OF ITS PATH. ALTHOUGH
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE...LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW MAY DISRUPT EARLY MORNING TRAVEL OVER
SOUTHERN IOWA...WITH SNOW AND EVENTUALLY BLOWING SNOW NORTH.

IAZ044>050-057>062-072>075-083>086-095>097-031330-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0009.150303T0600Z-150303T1400Z/
CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-
DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-CLARKE-
LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...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...
WINTERSET...EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...
KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...
CORYDON...SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...
BLOOMFIELD
1130 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST
TUESDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...INTERMITTENT LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
  WILL DEVELOP ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN IOWA THEN SPREAD NORTHWARD
  OVERNIGHT. NORTH OF HIGHWAY 30 THE PRECIPITATION MIX MAY ALSO
  INCLUDE SNOW. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD TRANSITION TO MAINLY
  LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL
  VARY FROM LITTLE TO NONE TOWARD THE MISSOURI BORDER...TO LESS
  THAN AN INCH FARTHER NORTH TOWARD HIGHWAY 30. ANY ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MINOR...ONLY A COUPLE HUNDREDTHS OF AN
  INCH AT WORST.

* IMPACTS...ALTHOUGH ONLY MINOR ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  ANTICIPATED...THE WINTERY MIX MAY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  EARLY TUESDAY...INCLUDING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN 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.

&&

$$

IAZ004>007-015>017-024>028-038-039-031330-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0010.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...
CLARION...BELMOND...HAMPTON...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...
GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...
CEDAR FALLS
1130 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM
CST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW IS ANTICIPATED
  DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TUESDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  OVER 40 MPH ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE PERIODS OF VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS OF LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE
  AFTERNOON HOURS TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...BRIEF PERIODS OF SNOW SQUALLS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
  AND DRIFTING OF SNOW ON ROADS.

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.

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.

$$

FAB



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