Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
331 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS STILL LIKELY INTO THE NIGHT NORTH...

.MUCH OF THE SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION HAS ENDED FOR THE TIME
BEING WITH ONLY LIGHT SNOW...DRIZZLE OR FREEZING DRIZZLE OCCURRING
OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF IOWA. HOWEVER BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS PERSIST NORTH DUE TO BRISK WINDS AND RECENT HEAVY SNOW.
ADDITIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW MAY ALSO RETURN TONIGHT ALONG
WITH ANOTHER STRONG SURGE OF WIND OVERNIGHT AS THE SYSTEM PULLS
AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THUS BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM
WARNINGS CONTINUE OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN IOWA.

IAZ038-039-049-060-070>072-081-022245-
/O.CAN.KDMX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-MARSHALL-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...
DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...MARSHALLTOWN...
DES MOINES...ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...
FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...EARLHAM...CORNING
331 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER STORM WARNING.

THE HEAVIER SNOW HAS EXITED THE STATE WITH NOTHING BEYOND LIGHT
RAIN OR DRIZZLE ANTICIPATED INTO THE EVENING HOURS. ADDITIONAL
SNOW MAY DEVELOP LATER TONIGHT...WITH A DUSTING TO TWO INCHES
POSSIBLE...BUT THE WET NATURE OF CURRENT AND FORECAST SNOW IS NOT
EXPECTED TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR SIGNIFICANT BLOWING EVEN THOUGH
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL RETURN OVERNIGHT. THUS THE WINTER
STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.

$$

IAZ050-061-062-073-082-083-092-093-022245-
/O.CAN.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-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
331 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE CHANCES OF ADDITIONAL LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT
SNOW INTO THE NIGHT...AND WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING...CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT
TRAVEL PROBLEMS SO THE ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

$$

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>036-044>046-030200-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
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...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...
SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...
FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON
331 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS
  ANTICIPATED INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS...BUT CONSIDERABLE
  BLOWING SNOW IS STILL IN PROGRESS THROUGH THE WARNING AREA.
  THERE MAY BE A FEW PERIODS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE AS WELL.
  ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW OF AN INCH OR TWO IS ANTICIPATED LATER
  TONIGHT...AND THE WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND INCREASE AGAIN
  OVERNIGHT...SO EVEN THOUGH THERE MAY BE A LULL TOWARD SUNSET
  BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE...AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF ACCUMULATION
  TONIGHT WOULD PRODUCE A STORM TOTAL SNOW OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IN
  THE WARNING AREA. VERY LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE
  DURING THE EVENING AS WELL.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DIMINISH SOMEWHAT INTO
  THE EVENING...BUT BECOME STRONG FROM THE NORTHWEST AGAIN
  OVERNIGHT WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES
  WILL OFTEN BE BELOW A MILE...AND NEAR ZERO DURING THE WORST
  CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE QUITE HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH
  SNOW COVERED ROADS AND DRAMATICALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES. THE
  IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTES THAT TRAVEL IS NOT
  ADVISED OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN IOWA WITH TOW BANS IN EFFECT.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ027-028-037-047-048-057>059-030200-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
BUTLER-BREMER-HARDIN-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...
IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...BOONE...AMES...AUDUBON...EXIRA...
GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL
331 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS
  ANTICIPATED INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS...BUT MINOR BLOWING
  SNOW IS STILL IN PROGRESS. THERE MAY BE A FEW PERIODS OF
  DRIZZLE AS WELL. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW OF AN INCH OR TWO IS
  ANTICIPATED LATER TONIGHT...AND THE WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST
  AND INCREASE AGAIN OVERNIGHT...SO EVEN THOUGH THERE MAY BE A
  LULL THROUGH SUNSET SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW MAY RETURN INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE...AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF SNOW
  ACCUMULATION TONIGHT WOULD PRODUCE A STORM TOTAL SNOW OF 3 TO 7
  INCHES IN THE WARNING AREA.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...EAST WINDS WILL DIMINISH SOMEWHAT INTO THE
  EVENING...BUT BECOME STRONG FROM THE NORTHWEST AGAIN OVERNIGHT
  WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING
  SNOW MAY OFTEN BE BELOW A MILE DURING THE WORST CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS IN AREAS THROUGH THE NIGHT
  WITH AT LEAST PARTIALLY SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES. THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTES THAT
  TOW BANS ARE IN EFFECT FOR MANY AREAS.

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.

&&

$$

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