Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
350 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVER NORTH CENTRAL IOWA SUNDAY
AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY MORNING...

.LIGHT SNOW IS FORECAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. VERY STRONG WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND PERSIST THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH WILL CREATE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE NEW SNOW AND OF THE
EXISTING SNOW PACK DURING THIS PERIOD. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ALONG WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-060600-
/O.NEW.KDMX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1500Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-
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...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...
SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...
FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY
350 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY CREATE
  TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND MAY MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY
  IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

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