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
707 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SNOW CONTINUES OVER NORTHEAST IOWA THIS MORNING...

.SNOW WILL PERSIST OVER NORTHEAST IOWA THIS MORNING WITH SOME
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AS ROADS MAY BE SNOW AND SLUSH
COVERED PRODUCING THE FIRST WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL CONDITIONS OF
THE SEASON.

IAZ017-026>028-037>039-050-041700-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-161204T1700Z/
CERRO GORDO-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-TAMA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MASON CITY, CLEAR LAKE, HAMPTON,
PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE, SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON, ALLISON,
DUMONT, WAVERLY, IOWA FALLS, ELDORA, ACKLEY, GRUNDY CENTER,
REINBECK, CONRAD, DIKE, WELLSBURG, WATERLOO, CEDAR FALLS, TAMA,
TOLEDO, TRAER, DYSART, AND GLADBROOK
707 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO END FROM WEST TO EAST
  ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA THIS MORNING. WESTERN LOCATIONS AROUND
  MASON CITY MAY SEE ANOTHER HALF INCH OF SNOW BEFORE IT
  DIMINISHES. FARTHER EAST...THE SNOW WILL LINGER A BIT LONGER
  WITH ANOTHER INCH OR TWO POSSIBLE BEFORE ENDING LATE THIS
  MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 2
  TO 3 INCH RANGE...LOCALLY TO 4 IN SPOTS...BEFORE ENDING. MOST OF
  THOSE HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE ON VEGETATION WITH LESSER
  AMOUNTS ON ROADS DUE TO MELTING AND TREATMENT.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST WINDS MAY EXCEED 10 MPH AT TIMES
  BUT WILL HAVE LITTLE IMPACT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE STEADY FROM
  JUST UNDER A MILE TO AROUND TWO MILES.

* IMPACTS...PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THE
  CONSISTENCY OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT SLUSHY AND SLIPPERY ON
  ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO
SLOW DOWN...DRIVE DEFENSIVELY AND EXERCISE CAUTION ON SNOW
COVERED ROADS THIS MORNING AS MANY WILL BE UNACCUSTOMED TO WINTER
DRIVING CONDITIONS.

&&

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