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Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
342 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...Winter Storm Likely to Impact Iowa Thursday Evening Through
Friday...

.After several days with record to near-record highs in the 60s
and 70s, a winter storm is on track to bring a wintry mix of
precipitation to Iowa. As of now, most snow accumulation will be
across northern to northwestern Iowa, and most rain will be in
south-central to southern Iowa. Confidence is high in strong winds
in excess of 30 mph Friday into Saturday, meaning blowing and
drifting snow, along with visibilities reduced to well under 1
mile is likely during periods of heavier snow.

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Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg,
Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, and Gilmore City
342 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday afternoon.

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS...Rain will transition to snow
  Friday morning...with strong winds arriving Friday morning.
  Though intensity will be diminished by then, light blowing snow
  will continue into Friday evening.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 6 inches across
  northern Iowa, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming NW at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts
  nearing 35 mph. Visibility will be reduced to well under one
  mile during periods of heavier snow.

* IMPACTS...Reduced visibility along with blowing and drifting
  snow may severely impact travel Friday into Saturday morning.

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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Kotenberg



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