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

...SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON...

.STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH PERIODS OF 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.

IAZ033-044-045-090000-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...
WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...DENISON...CARROLL
121 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WITH ZERO VISIBILITY
  WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...LITTLE IN THE WAY OF NEW
  ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AS
  HIGH AS 50 MPH.. VISIBILITIES AROUND ZERO CAN BE EXPECTED...
  PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS AND DURING HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED IN MANY AREAS DUE TO
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. NUMEROUS
  ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN AMES
  AND THE MINNESOTA BORDER. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK
  ICY ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL... ESPECIALLY IN AREAS THAT ARE
  OPEN OR UNPROTECTED. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS
  INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT
  DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>027-034>038-046-047-090000-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-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...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK...
GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...
LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...
ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...
WELLSBURG...JEFFERSON...BOONE
121 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WITH ZERO VISIBILITY
  WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...LITTLE IN THE WAY OF NEW
  ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AS
  HIGH AS 50 MPH.. VISIBILITIES AROUND ZERO CAN BE EXPECTED...
  PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS AND DURING HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED IN MANY AREAS DUE TO
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. NUMEROUS
  ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN AMES
  AND THE MINNESOTA BORDER. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK
  ICY ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL... ESPECIALLY IN AREAS THAT ARE
  OPEN OR UNPROTECTED. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS
  INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT
  DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ028-039-048>050-060>062-090000-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
BREMER-BLACK HAWK-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAVERLY...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...
GLADBROOK...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL
121 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
  INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
  THIS MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  45 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT
  TIMES...AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO ESPECIALLY IN RURAL
  OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT TODAY DUE TO ICY SNOW
  COVERED ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS...FROM BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND LOWERED VISIBILITIES. WINDS OF THIS
  MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND
  LOOSE 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.

&&

$$

IAZ057>059-070>072-081>083-092>094-090000-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-
TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...
PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...ATLANTIC...
GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...EARLHAM...
CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...
MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...LEON
121 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
  INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
  THIS MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  45 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT
  TIMES...AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO ESPECIALLY IN RURAL
  OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT TODAY DUE TO ICY SNOW
  COVERED ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS...FROM BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND LOWERED VISIBILITIES. WINDS OF THIS
  MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND
  LOOSE 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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