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
855 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...Blizzard Conditions Through this Evening over West Central to
North Central Iowa...

.The strong winter storm causing blizzard conditions and wintry
precipitation is expected to persist across western to northern
Iowa today into this evening. Expect very heavy wet snow, blustery
northwest winds, and whiteout conditions at times over the warned
area. Travel impacts to the locations southeast of the blizzard
warning area are likely due to the combination of snow, blowing
snow and mixed wintry precipitation.

IAZ004>006-015-023-033-044-222300-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180123T0600Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Palo Alto-Pocahontas-Sac-Crawford-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Emmetsburg, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda,
Gilmore City, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller,
Early, and Denison
855 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

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

* WHAT...Blizzard. Very heavy wet snow and substantial blowing
  snow causing whiteout conditions at times. Travel is very
  dangerous to impossible through this evening. Tree branches and
  powerlines may fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 6 to
  12 inches, with localized amounts up to 15 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central to west central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until midnight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
  cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
  drifting of the snow is likely.

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. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

$$

IAZ007-016-024-034-222300-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-180123T0600Z/
Worth-Hancock-Humboldt-Calhoun-
Including the cities of Northwood, Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
Humboldt, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, and Pomeroy
855 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation at times this morning before
  changing over to all snow by around midday. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions throughout the day today into this evening.
  Tree branches could fall as well. Additional snow accumulations
  of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches, and ice
  accumulations of around one tenth are expected. Substantial
  blowing snow and reduced visibility is forecast this afternoon
  and tonight.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Iowa.

* WHEN...Until midnight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. Strong winds are also possible. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

$$

IAZ017-025-035-045-046-057-222300-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180123T0600Z/
Cerro Gordo-Wright-Webster-Carroll-Greene-Audubon-
Including the cities of Mason City, Clear Lake, Eagle Grove,
Clarion, Belmond, Fort Dodge, Carroll, Jefferson, Audubon,
and Exira
855 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

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

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation will continue throughout the day
  before transitioning to all snow late this afternoon. The ice
  and snow is expected to cause difficult travel. Total snow
  accumulations of up to three inches and ice accumulations of a
  few hundredths to around one tenth are expected by this evening.
  Once the precipitation transitions to all snow late this
  afternoon, significant blowing snow is likely at times.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and west central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until midnight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling
from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://weather.gov/desmoines



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