Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1128 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Winter Storm Likely to Impact Northern Iowa Thursday Evening
Through Friday Evening...

.A winter storm will bring a wintry mix of precipitation to Iowa.
The greatest threat for moderate or higher snowfall is over
northern and northwestern Iowa. Strong west to northwest winds
will develop Friday into Friday evening with the potential for
significant blowing and drifting snow.

IAZ004>007-015-016-023-033-230130-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Pocahontas-Sac-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City, Sac City,
Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, and Early
1128 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* 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 Friday night.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 7 inches across
  northern Iowa, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming from the north and northwest
  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 may be severely impacted as blowing and
  drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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