Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
437 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 IMMEDIATE MISSOURI RIVER
VALLEY. SIGNIFICANT SNOWS ARE ANTICIPATED NORTH OF THIS TRACK
WITH IOWA SEEING THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF THIS STORM.

IAZ017-026-027-039-251500-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.150225T1500Z-150226T0300Z/
/O.EXA.KDMX.WS.W.0003.150225T1500Z-150226T0300Z/
CERRO GORDO-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BLACK HAWK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...HAMPTON...
PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...
ALLISON...DUMONT...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM
CST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING
  BEFORE ENDING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING THE LATE
  AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...SIX TO EIGHT 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.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ004-005-016-251500-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.150225T1200Z-150226T0300Z/
/O.EXA.KDMX.WS.W.0003.150225T1200Z-150226T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-HANCOCK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST
THIS EVENING. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA AROUND DAYBREAK AND
  CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...SIX TO SEVEN 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.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ060-061-072>075-084>086-095>097-251500-
/O.EXT.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
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA BY MIDDAY AND INCREASE
  INTO THE AFTERNOON...LASTING INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...GENERALLY 5 TO 7 INCHES...POSSIBLY UP TO 8 OR
  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.

&&

$$

IAZ015-023>025-033>036-045>047-058-059-251500-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0003.150225T1200Z-150226T0300Z/
PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EMMETSBURG...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
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA FROM NORTHWEST TO
  SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS AROUND DAYBREAK AND ENDING
  SIMILARLY FROM THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...FIVE TO NINE 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.

&&

$$

IAZ037-038-048>050-062-251500-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0003.150225T1500Z-150226T0300Z/
HARDIN-GRUNDY-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POWESHIEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...
GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...AMES...
MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...
GRINNELL
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA TOWARD MID
  MORNING...LASTING THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...7 TO 10 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.

&&

$$

IAZ044-057-070-251500-
/O.EXT.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.150225T2100Z-150226T0300Z/
CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-CASS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DENISON...AUDUBON...EXIRA...ATLANTIC
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
  BEFORE DIMINISHING DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* 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>094-251500-
/O.EXT.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
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA DURING THE MID TO LATE
  AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE DIMINISHING DURING THE EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...GENERALLY 2 TO 5 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.

&&

$$

IAZ006-251500-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.150225T1200Z-150226T0300Z/
WINNEBAGO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FOREST CITY...LAKE MILLS
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

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

* TIMING...MODERATE SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING
  BEFORE ENDING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING THE LATE
  AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...FOUR TO SIX 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.

&&

$$

IAZ007-028-251500-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.150225T1500Z-150226T0300Z/
WORTH-BREMER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...WAVERLY
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...MODERATE SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING
  BEFORE ENDING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING THE LATE
  AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...FOUR TO SIX 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.

&&

$$

SMALL


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