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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
912 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

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

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

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Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg,
Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, and Gilmore City
912 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

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

* 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 NW 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...Reduced visibility along with blowing and drifting
  snow may severely impact travel 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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