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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
858 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND HEAVY SNOW TO IMPACT IOWA LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.SNOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA LATE TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHWARD INTO TUESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST
SNOW IS LIKELY TO FALL LATE TONIGHT INTO THE MID MORNING HOURS
TUESDAY FROM SOUTHWEST IOWA TO CENTRAL IOWA...BEFORE ADVANCING
NORTHWARD INTO MIDDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP AROUND SUNRISE TUESDAY AND INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
THE HEAVY SNOW IS ANTICIPATED TO BECOME LIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE
BY TUESDAY EVENING OVER NORTHERN IOWA...HOWEVER NORTH WINDS WITH
GUSTS TO OVER 40 MPH MAY PRODUCE WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.
THERE WILL BE A SHARP CUTOFF FROM THE RAIN/SNOW LINE IN SOUTH-
CENTRAL TO SOUTHEAST IOWA. A LULL IN THE PRECIPITATION IS ALSO
EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA MIDDAY TUESDAY...WITH A PERIOD OF
LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE EXPECTED.

IAZ023-033>035-044>046-021100-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.160202T0600Z-160203T1200Z/
POCAHONTAS-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS...ROLFE...FONDA...
GILMORE CITY...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...
SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...
FORT DODGE...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON
858 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS SOUTHWEST IOWA LATE TONIGHT
  AND BLOSSOM OVER THE AREA DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS THROUGH
  LATE TUESDAY MORNING. A PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED
  TO OCCUR DURING THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE WITH SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE THEN
  TO DEVELOP LATE TUESDAY MORNING INTO THE EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER
  MILE WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LIKELY TO OCCUR.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP.
  TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. PLEASE
  RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ004>007-015>017-024>026-036-021100-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.160202T0900Z-160203T1200Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-HAMILTON-
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...WEBSTER CITY
858 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM
CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE OVERNIGHT
  HOURS TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. A PERIOD OF VERY
  HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING WITH SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE THEN
  TO DEVELOP EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO THE
  EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER
  MILE WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LIKELY TO OCCUR.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP.
  TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. PLEASE
  RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ047-057>060-070>072-081-021100-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.160202T0600Z-160203T1200Z/
BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE...AUDUBON...EXIRA...
GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...
ADEL...DES MOINES...ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...
FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...EARLHAM...CORNING
858 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN IOWA LATE
  TONIGHT AND SPREAD NORTHWARD INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
  TUESDAY WITH A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED
  DURING THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO
  2 INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE. THERE WILL LIKELY BE LULL IN THE
  HEAVIER PRECIPITATION MIDDAY TUESDAY...WITH A PERIOD OF
  DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN ALSO POSSIBLE. STRONG WINDS AND ANOTHER
  ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW ARE ANTICIPATED TO RE-DEVELOP TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES BELOW A HALF MILE
  TO EVEN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL TO NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT
  TIMES. PLEASE RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ027-028-037>039-048-049-021100-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.160202T0900Z-160203T1200Z/
BUTLER-BREMER-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-STORY-MARSHALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...
IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...
CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...AMES...
MARSHALLTOWN
858 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN IOWA LATE
  TONIGHT AND SPREAD NORTHWARD INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
  TUESDAY. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
  INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE DECREASING IN INTENSITY.
  A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW MAY OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING WITH SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE. THE STRONGEST WINDS
  ARE ANTICIPATED TO DEVELOP TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY
  NIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES BELOW A HALF MILE
  TO EVEN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL TO NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT
  TIMES. PLEASE RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

IAZ050-061-062-073-082-083-092-093-021100-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.160202T0900Z-160203T1200Z/
TAMA-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...
GLADBROOK...NEWTON...GRINNELL...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...
CRESTON...OSCEOLA...BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR
858 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW IS FORECAST TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE
  OVERNIGHT HOURS TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. A PERIOD OF VERY
  HEAVY SNOW MAY OCCUR DURING THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE WITH
  SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE. THERE WILL
  BE A SHARP CUTOFF OF HIGHER SNOW AMOUNTS IN THE NORTHWEST
  PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY...BUT THE FALLING SNOW AND STRONG
  WINDS MAY LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITY AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AT TIMES. VISIBILITIES AROUND
  ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES OF HEAVY SNOWFALL OR STRONG WINDS.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP. PLEASE
  RECONSIDER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.

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.

&&

$$

MJB


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