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
801 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...VARIED TYPES OF WINTER WEATHER TO AFFECT IOWA TUESDAY...

.A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE STATE
AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. ALTHOUGH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND
SNOW MAY DISRUPT EARLY MORNING TRAVEL OVER SOUTHERN IOWA...WITH
SNOW AND EVENTUALLY BLOWING SNOW CAUSING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IN THE
NORTH.

IAZ084>086-095>097-031515-
/O.CAN.KDMX.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150303T1400Z/
LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...CORYDON...
SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
801 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

TEMPERATURES ARE STARTING TO WARM UP AND THE FREEZING RAIN THREAT
IS COMING TO AN END. HOWEVER...DRIVERS MAY ENCOUNTER A FEW SLICK
SPOTS ON LESSER TRAVELED ROADS FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

$$

IAZ048>050-060>062-073>075-031700-
/O.EXT.KDMX.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150303T1700Z/
STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...
TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL...
INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA
801 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE
  ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
  MINOR...WITH A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ALTHOUGH ONLY MINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  ANTICIPATED...THE WINTRY MIX WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL THIS
  MORNING...INCLUDING THE MORNING COMMUTE. UNTREATED SURFACES MAY
  BECOME ICY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ004>007-015>017-024>028-038-039-032215-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0010.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...
CLARION...BELMOND...HAMPTON...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...
GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...
CEDAR FALLS
801 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW IS ANTICIPATED
  DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TUESDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND ONE INCH.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  OVER 40 MPH ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE PERIODS OF VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS OF LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE
  AFTERNOON HOURS TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...BRIEF PERIODS OF SNOW SQUALLS ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS.
  DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE
PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND
USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW 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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