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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1133 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Blizzard Conditions Persist over Northern Iowa Today...

.Light to moderate snow will persist across much of central and
northern Iowa this afternoon. Locations that do not see snow may
experience brief periods of freezing drizzle. Strong northwest
winds will also continue through the afternoon into the evening.
Conditions should improve later this evening as the system
departs.

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Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-
Hamilton-Crawford-Carroll-Greene-
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, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early,
Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge,
Webster City, Denison, Carroll, and Jefferson
1133 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light to moderate snow will continue across
  much of the warning area into the afternoon. Some light freezing
  drizzle will also be possible into the afternoon, primarily east
  of Interstate 35. With strong northwest winds persisting,
  blizzard conditions will remain likely, especially in rural
  areas.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 3 inches.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northerly winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up
  to 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced below one half mile for
  long periods with occasional white-out conditions, especially in
  rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Travel has become very dangerous to near impossible as
  blowing and drifting snow reduces visibility. Many tow bans are
  in effect across northern Iowa with travel not advised along
  Interstate 35 from Highway 20 north to the Minnesota border.

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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Bremer-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-Audubon-
Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Cass-
Including the cities of Waverly, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley,
Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo,
Cedar Falls, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer,
Dysart, Gladbrook, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora,
Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, and Atlantic
1133 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...Light snow is expected to persist into the
  afternoon with a few periods of moderate snow. In addition, a
  few periods of freezing drizzle will occur mainly east of
  Interstate 35 through the afternoon. Strong north to northwest
  winds will persist into the evening with some patchy blowing
  snow.

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

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North winds at 20 to 30 mph are expected this
  morning with gusts over 40 mph. Visibilities will below one mile
  will become common and may drop below one half mile from time to
  time by afternoon, mainly in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Roadways may initially develop minor icing and then
  become snow covered later today. Blowing snow will reduce
  visibility by afternoon and this evening creating hazardous
  travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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