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Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
415 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Blizzard Conditions Persist over Northern Iowa Today...

.The heaviest snow has ended with this system, but a prolonged
period of varied snowfall intensities will continue through this
evening. Winds will remain strong as well so the combination of
already fallen snow and any additional snow will continue to
create blizzard conditions over northern Iowa, especially in
rural, open areas. Farther south into central Iowa, a period of
drizzle, freezing drizzle and eventually light snow and blowing
will also contribute to hazardous travel conditions.

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Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-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,
Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,
Dumont, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early,
Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge,
Webster City, Denison, Carroll, and Jefferson
415 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...There will be little change in conditions
  this morning with blizzard conditions continuing. Wind gusts
  will often reach 35 to 40 mph and while additional snow will be
  intermittent and light to moderate through the morning, the
  combination of new snow with already fallen snow will produce
  near whiteout conditions.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 4 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northerly winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts
  near 45 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 today. Many tow
  bans are in effect across northern Iowa with travel not advised
  along Interstate 35 from Story City 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
415 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Periods of intermittent drizzle or light
  rain will eventually give way to freezing drizzle and then
  eventually a turn to all snow into midday as temperatures
  continue to fall.

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

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds will become north at 20 to 30 mph this
  morning with gusts over 40 mph. Visibilities will lower later
  today as snow develops and begins to accumulate. Visibilities,
  especially in rural areas may drop below one half mile from time
  to time by afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Roadways may initially develop minor icing later this
  morning 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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