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
1003 AM CST MON NOV 17 2014

...STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW TO IMPACT NORTHERN IOWA TODAY...

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON OVER NORTHERN IOWA. VISIBILITY
RESTRICTIONS AND DETERIORATING ROADS CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY DUE TO
BLOWING SNOW.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-180000-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0021.000000T0000Z-141118T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-
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
1003 AM CST MON NOV 17 2014

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN
  THIS MORNING WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS GUSTS ARRIVING THIS
  AFTERNOON. THESE WINDS WILL CREATE BLOWING SNOW THAT WILL LOWER
  VISIBILITIES AND LEAD TO SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  NEAR 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED ONE HALF A MILE OR
  LESS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CAUSE
  ROADWAYS TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND ICY...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION...WIND CHILLS WILL BE BELOW ZERO
  THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT THE
VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

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