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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
357 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THROUGH SUNDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE TRACKING ACROSS NORTHERN MISSOURI WILL BRING HEAVY
SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. INCREASING WINDS ON SUNDAY
WILL CAUSE BLOWING SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS LATE
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

IAZ023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-010600-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0002.150201T0100Z-150202T0300Z/
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-
POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-
CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-
APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...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...
WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...DENISON...CARROLL...
JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...
DYSART...GLADBROOK...AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...
BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...
GRINNELL...ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...
WINTERSET...EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...
KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...
ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...
LAMONI...LEON...CORYDON...SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...
CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
357 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...RAIN CONTINUES TO CHANGE TO SNOW WEST OF
  INTERSTATE 35 LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE TRANSITION WILL CONTINUE
  TO OCCUR TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH 9 PM CST. BETWEEN 1 AND 2
  INCHES OF SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE WEST OF HIGHWAY 169 THROUGH MID EVENING
  WITH 4 T0 NEARLY 7 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION ACROSS THE REGION
  OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE DAY SUNDAY
  WITH INCREASING WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...REGIONWIDE ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 10 INCHES
  ARE LIKELY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS JUST EAST OF I35 NEAR AND
  SOUTH OF US 30 TO NEAR HIGHWAY 34.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...TURNING TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH BY EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY BY
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS THROUGH
  THE EVENING HOURS AS RAIN CHANGES OVER TO SNOW. LATER TONIGHT
  AND SUNDAY...HEAVY SNOW FALL AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE
  VISIBILITY AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR THE ROADS...ESPECIALLY
  IN OPEN AND RURAL AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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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IAZ004>007-015>017-010600-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0005.150201T0100Z-150202T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE
357 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT SNOW OR A RAIN SNOW MIX CONTINUES TO
  DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW EARLY THIS
  EVENING AND ACCUMULATE QUICKLY OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
  FALL INTO SUNDAY WITH INCREASING WINDS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...TURNING TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH BY EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY BY
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS.
  BLOWING SNOW ON SUNDAY WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE IT
  DIFFICULT TO CLEAR THE ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AND RURAL
  AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 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...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.

&&

$$

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