Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
705 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...

.SNOW SHOWERS COUPLED WITH A VERY STRONG WIND ARE EXPECTED TO SURGE
INTO NORTHWEST IOWA TONIGHT. SNOW SQUALLS ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR AND
CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCE VISIBILITY. IN ADDITION
TO THE FALLING SNOW...THE DEEP SNOW PACK IN PLACE ACROSS MUCH OF
NORTHERN IOWA MAY AID IN THE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY LATE
TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS DURING THIS TIME.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>049-057>059-080915-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
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...WAVERLY...SAC CITY...
LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...
ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE...
WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...
REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...
AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...
PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL
705 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST MONDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...A STRONG WIND COMBINED WITH SNOW SHOWERS
  COULD REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW A MILE A TIMES THIS EVENING.
  EVEN STRONGER WIND AND HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT COMBINED
  WITH AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES FURTHER.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND AN INCH WITH NARROW
  BANDS OF LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL
  GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO ONE QUARTER
  MILE OR LESS AT TIMES...PARTICULARLY DURING HEAVIER SNOW
  SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED
  VISIBILITIES WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS TRAVEL IN SOME AREAS...
  ESPECIALLY IN THOSE 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.

&&

$$

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