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
1022 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE NORTH OVERNIGHT...

.STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH PERIODS OF FLURRIES AND BLOWING SNOW
WILL CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN VISIBILITY. DRIFTING SNOW
WILL CONTINUE AS WELL...WITH ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS MAKING TRAVEL
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS IN RURAL AND OPEN AREAS. SOME
ROADS/INTERSTATES REMAIN IMPASSABLE OVER NORTHERN IOWA. PLEASE
CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE TRAVELING THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-044>048-091000-
/O.EXT.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T1000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-
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...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES
1022 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST TUESDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE OVERNIGHT.
  VISIBILITIES WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AFTER SNOW SHOWERS END
  LATER THIS EVENING. HOWEVER...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...GRADUALLY
  DIMINISHING TOWARD MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW TWO MILES AT TIMES AND
  CAUSE SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT GROUND LEVEL.
  WINDS WILL LESSEN TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER GUSTS
  BY SUNRISE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA
  DUE TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. AT
  THIS TIME INTERSTATE 35 REMAINS CLOSED FROM AMES TO CLEAR LAKE.
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK ROADS AND
  DANGEROUS TRAVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT BLOWING
SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING
ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

ANY REPORTS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY 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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