Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
344 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING
NORTH...

.STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN VISIBILITY.
DRIFTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE AS WELL...WITH ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS
MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-044>047-090300-
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EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-
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...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE
344 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...CONDITIONS WILL ONLY MARGINALLY IMPROVE INTO
  THE EVENING HOURS. VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
  INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE
  COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
  PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW INTO THE EVENING EVEN THOUGH
  WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER ANTICIPATED AFTER
  SUNSET.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH OR MORE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW A MILE AT
  TIMES...AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED IN MANY LOCATIONS DUE TO
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. NUMEROUS
  ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN AMES
  AND CLEAR LAKE...AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 35 ARE
  CURRENTLY CLOSED IN THOSE AREAS. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE
  SLICK ICY ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE
  RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS
  MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND
  LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

$$

IAZ027-038-090000-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
BUTLER-GRUNDY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...
GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG
344 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
  INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE
  COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
  PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH SUNSET.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH OR MORE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW A MILE AT
  TIMES...AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK ICY ROADS AND
  DANGEROUS TRAVEL. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS
  INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT
  DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

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.

&&

$$

IAZ048-090300-
/O.EXT.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T0600Z/
STORY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AMES
344 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...CONDITIONS WILL ONLY MARGINALLY IMPROVE INTO
  THE EVENING HOURS. VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
  INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE
  COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
  PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW INTO THE EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH OR MORE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW A MILE AT
  TIMES...AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED IN SOME AREAS DUE TO
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. NUMEROUS
  ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN AMES
  AND CLEAR LAKE...AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 35 ARE
  CURRENTLY CLOSED IN THOSE AREAS. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE
  SLICK ICY ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE
  RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS
  MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND
  LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

$$

IAZ028-039-049-050-057>062-070>072-081>083-092>094-090000-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
BREMER-BLACK HAWK-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-
JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-
RINGGOLD-DECATUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAVERLY...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...
AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...
PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL...
ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...
EARLHAM...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...BEDFORD...LENOX...
NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...LEON
344 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
  INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS THIS
  MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH SUNSET.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  45 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT
  TIMES...AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO ESPECIALLY IN RURAL
  OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT TODAY DUE TO ICY SNOW
  COVERED ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS...FROM BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND LOWERED VISIBILITIES. WINDS OF THIS
  MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND
  LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

$$

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