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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1140 AM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE A BAND OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT ACROSS
NORTHERN IOWA. A STRONG NORTHWEST WIND IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP
OVERNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY WITH ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW
ANTICIPATED TO FALL. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IS EXPECTED DUE TO
SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS FROM BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>038-240145-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0002.170124T1800Z-170125T2100Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-
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,
PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE, SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON, ALLISON,
DUMONT, WAVERLY, SAC CITY, LAKE VIEW, ODEBOLT, WALL LAKE,
SCHALLER, EARLY, ROCKWELL CITY, MANSON, LAKE CITY, POMEROY,
FORT DODGE, WEBSTER CITY, IOWA FALLS, ELDORA, ACKLEY,
GRUNDY CENTER, REINBECK, CONRAD, DIKE, AND WELLSBURG
1140 AM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING TRENDS...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUE THROUGHOUT MUCH OF TUESDAY EVENING. THE EXACT
  LOCATION OF THE HEAVIEST SNOW BAND IS STILL IN QUESTION.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BE WET
  AND HEAVY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL DEVELOP LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND PERSIST
  THROUGH THE DAY WEDNESDAY. SUBSTANTIAL VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
  DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE HIGHLY LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...WET SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL CREATE SLICK ROADS. THE
  SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND
  THE COMBINATION OF THESE ELEMENTS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS SYSTEM WILL LIKELY IMPACT BOTH THE
  TUESDAY EVENING AND WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTES ACROSS THE
  WATCH AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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