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
801 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Blizzard Conditions to Diminish through the Evening as Snow
Ends...

.Light to moderate snow will taper off from west to east through
mid to late evening. Gusty northwest winds at 15 to 30 mph will
also lead to areas of blowing snow. Conditions should improve
later this evening as the system departs.

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Worth-Hancock-Greene-
Including the cities of Northwood, Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
and Jefferson
801 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has cancelled the
Blizzard Warning.

Snow has ended across the area with visibilities improving, thus
the blizzard warning has been cancelled. Some patchy drifting of
snow across roads is still possible this evening.

$$

IAZ058-070-250315-
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Guthrie-Cass-
Including the cities of Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey,
and Atlantic
801 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has cancelled the
Winter Weather Advisory.

Snow has ended and visibilities have improved, thus the advisory
has been cancelled.

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Cerro Gordo-Wright-Franklin-Webster-Hamilton-
Including the cities of Mason City, Clear Lake, Eagle Grove,
Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Fort Dodge, and Webster City
801 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light to moderate snow will taper off
  sharply from west to east through late evening. Strong
  northwesterly winds of 15 to 25 mph with some gusts, will
  diminish some through the evening to 10 to 20 mph toward
  midnight. Improvement in the blizzard conditions is expected as
  the snow ends from west to east through late evening.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 inch or less.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northerly winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up
  to 30 mph. Visibility will be reduced to around a half mile to
  one mile before the snow ends by late evening, with near zero
  visibilities at times mainly in rural areas.


* IMPACTS...Travel will remain hazardous as blowing snow reduces
  visibility. Many tow bans remain in effect across northern Iowa.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.

&&

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Butler-Bremer-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-
Dallas-Polk-
Including the cities of Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock,
Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Iowa Falls, Eldora,
Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg,
Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo,
Traer, Dysart, Gladbrook, Perry, Waukee, Adel, and Des Moines
801 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light to moderate snow will taper off from
  west to east through late evening. Visibilities will be
  relatively poor with icy, snow-covered roads expected into the
  evening hours.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North winds at 15 to 25 mph are expected with
  gusts to around 30 mph from time to time. Visibilities below
  one mile are expected with brief periods where visibilities may
  drop below one quarter of a mile, mainly in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Roadways may initially develop minor icing and then
  become snow covered as sunset approaches. The snow and blowing
  snow will reduce visibility creating hazardous travel
  conditions. Slow down during the evening commute and travel
  cautiously.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
roads may become slick with visibilities then limited due to
strong winds blowing snow. Use caution when traveling.

&&

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