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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
551 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TODAY...

.SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TODAY...HEAVILY IN THE MORNING...WITH
INCREASING WINDS CAUSING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND MAKING
TRAVEL DANGEROUS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
081>086-092>097-012000-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
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...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...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
551 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LITTLE CHANGE IS ANTICIPATED THROUGH THE
  MORNING WITH WIDESPREAD SNOW AND STEADILY INCREASING WINDS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 8 TO 12 INCHES.
  SOME LOCATIONS WILL RECEIVE OVER A FOOT OF SNOW.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS GRADUALLY INCREASING AND
  BECOMING NORTHERLY BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS INCREASING TO 30 TO 35
  MPH OVER WESTERN AND NORTHERN IOWA BY MIDDAY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND SLICK WITH
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL
  BECOME MORE SIGNIFICANT THROUGH THE DAY. VISIBILITIES WILL
  OFTEN BE BELOW A MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AND RURAL AREAS. THE HEAVY WET NATURE
  OF THE SNOW HAS ALSO COATED TREES OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
  IOWA. TREE DAMAGE AND LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR LATER
  TODAY AS THE WINDS INCREASE.

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.

ALTHOUGH THE HEAVY WET CONSISTENCY OF THE SNOW SHOULD DIMINISH
LATER THIS MORNING...AROUND SIX INCHES OF WET SNOW WILL HAVE
COMPACTED AND SETTLED. THIS WILL MAKE REMOVAL AND SHOVELING
DIFFICULT. THE ELDERLY OR THOSE WITH HEART CONCERNS SHOULD TAKE
FREQUENT BREAKS...REMOVE THE SNOW IN SMALL AMOUNTS OR SEEK
ASSISTANCE.

&&

$$

LEE



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