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Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1154 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Blizzard Conditions Expected over North Central and Northwest
Iowa Late Thursday Through Early Saturday Morning...

.A winter storm will bring a wintry mix of precipitation to Iowa
late Thursday into early Saturday morning. The greatest threat
for moderate and heavy snowfall is over north central and
northwest Iowa. Strong north to northwesterly winds will lead to
dangerous travel during periods of heavier snow and conditions
will reach or exceed blizzard criteria.

IAZ004>007-015-240200-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, and Emmetsburg
1154 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow this evening into early
  Friday morning with winds increasing through the day on Friday.
  The precipitation and wind are expected to persist into early
  Saturday morning.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 to 16 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
  to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced
  to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow and
  wind.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible
  as blowing and extensive drifting snow reduce visibility early Friday
  into early Saturday morning.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ016-017-023>025-033>035-240200-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.170224T1200Z-170225T0600Z/
Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Sac-Calhoun-
Webster-
Including the cities of Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City,
Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City,
Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City, Lake View,
Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson,
Lake City, Pomeroy, and Fort Dodge
1154 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow Thursday night into
  Friday morning with winds increasing through the day on
  Friday. The precipitation and wind are expected to persist
  into early Saturday morning.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
  to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced
  to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow and
  wind.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible
  as blowing and drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into
  early Saturday morning.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ026-027-036-044>047-057-058-070-240200-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.170224T1200Z-170225T0600Z/
Franklin-Butler-Hamilton-Crawford-Carroll-Greene-Boone-Audubon-
Guthrie-Cass-
Including the cities of Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville,
Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Webster City,
Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Audubon, Exira,
Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, and Atlantic
1154 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow by early Friday
  afternoon with winds increasing through the day on Friday. The
  precipitation and wind are expected to persist into early
  Saturday morning.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 7 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
  to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced
  to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow and
  wind.

* IMPACTS...Roadways will become snow covered and blowing snow
  will reduce visibility creating hazardous travel conditions
  Friday into early Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snow
around. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.

&&

$$



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