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
824 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

...WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW TO CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY...

.BLUSTERY NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
NEAR 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...ESPECIALLY IN THE
LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVED THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND IN THE OPEN OR
UNPROTECTED AREAS. SOME VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS TO LESS THAN A
HALF MILE AT TIMES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-044>048-057>059-031800-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-160203T1800Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-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...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...AUDUBON...EXIRA...
GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL
824 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
TODAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...BLUSTERY NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO
  30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
  SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THE MORNING
  HOURS. THIS WILL BE ESPECIALLY TRUE IN THE LOCATIONS THAT
  RECEIVED THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL YESTERDAY AS WELL AS IN THE
  OPEN OR UNPROTECTED AREAS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 35
  TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW WILL
  OFTEN BE BELOW ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL LOOKS TO REMAIN DIFFICULT DUE TO REDUCED
  VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS THIS MORNING. IF YOU MUST
  VENTURE OUT...ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME AND PLEASE DRIVE
  CAUTIOUSLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW FROM YESTERDAYS STORM OR BLOWING SNOW
REDUCING VISIBILITY TODAY 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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