Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED TODAY...

.HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS IOWA TODAY AND INTO THE EVENING
HOURS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY.
SIGNIFICANT SNOWS ARE ANTICIPATED NORTH OF THIS TRACK WITH IOWA
SEEING THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF THIS STORM.

IAZ004-005-015-016-023>025-033>036-045>047-058-059-260030-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150226T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-SAC-
CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...EMMETSBURG...
GARNER...BRITT...KANAWHA...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS...ROLFE...FONDA...
GILMORE CITY...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION...BELMOND...
SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...
ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE...
WEBSTER CITY...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...GUTHRIE CENTER...
PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL PERSIST OVER
  NORTHERN IOWA AND SPREAD SOUTH INTO CENTRAL IOWA LATER IN THE
  MORNING. THE SNOW WILL LAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INTO THE
  EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10
  MPH THIS MORNING BUT INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY AFTERNOON AS
  THEY BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE A MILE
  OR LESS DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL RATES MAY REACH AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR AT
  TIMES LEADING TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO
  DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ017-026-027-037>039-048>050-062-260030-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150226T0300Z/
CERRO GORDO-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-STORY-
MARSHALL-TAMA-POWESHIEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...HAMPTON...
PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...
ALLISON...DUMONT...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...
REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...
GLADBROOK...GRINNELL
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL PERSIST OVER
  NORTHERN IOWA AND SPREAD SOUTH INTO CENTRAL IOWA LATER IN THE
  MORNING. THE SNOW WILL THEN LAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INTO
  THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...6 TO 9 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10
  MPH BUT INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH HEADING TOWARD SUNSET AS THEY
  BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE A MILE OR
  LESS DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL RATES MAY REACH AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR AT
  TIMES LEADING TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO
  DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ060-061-072>075-084>086-095>097-260030-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0003.150225T2100Z-150226T0600Z/
POLK-JASPER-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-
WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DES MOINES...NEWTON...WINTERSET...
EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...
OSKALOOSA...CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...CORYDON...SEYMOUR...
ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* TIMING...THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH 2 PM THEN
  SNOW WILL INCREASE AND BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BETWEEN 3PM AND
  7 PM.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...4 TO 7 INCHES...POSSIBLY UP TO 9 INCHES
  NORTH AND EAST OF DES MOINES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT 10 TO 15
  MPH BUT INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH HEADING TOWARD SUNSET AS THEY
  SWITCH MORE NORTHEASTERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE A MILE
  OR LESS DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL RATES MAY REACH AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR AT
  TIMES LEADING TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO
  DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ006-260030-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150226T0300Z/
WINNEBAGO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FOREST CITY...LAKE MILLS
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL PERSIST THIS
  MORNING BEFORE ENDING DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY
  EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10
  MPH BUT INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH HEADING TOWARD SUNSET AS THEY
  BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE A MILE OR
  LESS DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL RATES MAY REACH AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR AT
  TIMES LEADING TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO
  DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ007-028-260030-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150226T0300Z/
WORTH-BREMER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...WAVERLY
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
  AFTERNOON THEN GRADUALLY END FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING
  THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10
  MPH BUT INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH HEADING TOWARD SUNSET AS THEY
  BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE A MILE OR
  LESS DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL RATES MAY REACH AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR AT
  TIMES LEADING TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO
  DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ044-057-070-260030-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.150225T2100Z-150226T0300Z/
CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-CASS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DENISON...AUDUBON...EXIRA...ATLANTIC
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...NORTH OF I-80 SNOW WILL MOVE IN DURING THE AFTERNOON
  HOURS BEFORE DIMINISHING IN THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. SOME
  LOCATIONS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 WILL SEE A WINTERY MIX OF
  RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW INITIALLY BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW
  LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10
  MPH THIS MORNING BUT INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY AFTERNOON AS
  THEY BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO A MILE
  OR SO DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOW.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SNOW
  COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS
  THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ071-081>083-092>094-260030-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.150225T2100Z-150226T0300Z/
ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...
FONTANELLE...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...BEDFORD...LENOX...
NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...LEON
1019 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...A WINTERY MIX OF RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW WILL MOVE INTO
  THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND CHANGE OVER TO SNOW BY LATE
  AFTERNOON THEN DIMINISH THIS EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...2 TO 4 INCHES WITH LESS AMOUNTS FARTHER
  SOUTHWEST TOWARD BEDFORD.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10
  MPH THIS MORNING BUT INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY AFTERNOON AS
  THEY BECOME MORE NORTHEAST. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO A MILE
  OR SO DURING TIMES OF HEAVIER SNOW.

* IMPACTS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
  SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE HEAVIEST SNOW HAS
  ENDED.

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.

&&

$$

FAB



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