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
337 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 BY LATE THIS MORNING AND THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON TODAY
OVER NORTHERN IOWA. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
OR FLURRIES...AND WITH THE COMBINATION OF FRESH SNOW FROM OVER
THE WEEKEND...THIS WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ACROSS
NORTHERN IOWA. VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND DETERIORATING ROADS
CONDITIONS ARE HIGHLY LIKELY LATER THIS MORNING INTO THE
AFTERNOON.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-171745-
/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
337 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
  THROUGH SUNRISE THIS MORNING BEFORE THE STRONGEST WINDS GUSTS
  ARE ANTICIPATED DURING THE LATE MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON
  HOURS. A FEW FLURRIES HAVE DEVELOPED OVER NORTHWEST IOWA EARLY
  THIS MORNING AND FLURRIES OR SNOW SHOWERS ARE FORECAST TO SPREAD
  ACROSS THE REST OF NORTHERN IOWA LATE THIS MORNING. THE MOST
  TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE TOWARDS
  MIDDAY INTO THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  NEAR 40 MPH ARE ANTICIPATED TO DEVELOP AFTER SUNRISE AND PERSIST
  INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE RELENTLESS STRONG WINDS IN
  COMBINATION WITH THE FALLING SNOW AND THE FRESH SNOW PACK FROM
  THE WEEKEND WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITIES
  RESTRICTIONS TO UNDER ONE HALF A MILE AT TIMES. SOME BRIEF
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE...PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS
  PRONE TO BLOWING SNOW.

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

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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PODRAZIK



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