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
406 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Winter Storm Likely to Impact Northern Iowa Thursday Evening
Through Friday Evening...

.A winter storm will bring a wintry mix of precipitation to Iowa.
The greatest threat for moderate or higher snowfall is over
northern and northwestern Iowa. Strong west to northwest winds
will develop Friday into Friday evening leading to the potential
for significant blowing and drifting snow.

IAZ006-007-016-033-221815-
/O.EXB.KDMX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Sac-
Including the cities of Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood,
Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt,
Wall Lake, Schaller, and Early
406 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening.

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow Thursday night into Friday
  morning with winds increasing through the day on Friday.
  The precipitation and wind are expected to persist into Friday
  night.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 7 inches across
  northern Iowa, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming from the north and northwest
  at 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be
  reduced to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow
  and wind.

* IMPACTS...Travel may be severely impacted as blowing and
  drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

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IAZ004-005-015-023-221815-
/O.EXT.KDMX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Palo Alto-Pocahontas-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg,
Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, and Gilmore City
406 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow Thursday night...with winds
  increasing through the day on Friday. The precipitation
  and wind are expected to persist into Friday night.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 7 inches across
  northern Iowa, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming from the north and northwest
  at 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be
  reduced to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow
  and wind.

* IMPACTS...Travel may be severely impacted as blowing and
  drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

Ansorge



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