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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
329 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...MODERATE TO VERY HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...

.A BAND OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW HAS BEEN MOVING NORTH ACROSS
THE WESTERN 2/3RDS OF IOWA TODAY. A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE HIGHWAY 20 AND HIGHWAY 30 CORRIDORS EAST OF
INTERSTATE 35 AT TIMES THIS EVENING WHILE SNOW WILL PERSIST OVER
NORTHERN IOWA AND MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL
RATES WILL OCCUR FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNRISE WEDNESDAY AND
THE SNOW MAY BE INITIALLY WET AND HEAVY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL
FOR THUNDERSNOW AND IF IT DEVELOPS...WOULD ENHANCE THE SNOWFALL
RATES DURING THE AFOREMENTIONED TIME. MODERATE TO VERY HEAVY SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ARE ON TRACK FROM WEST-CENTRAL TO NORTH-CENTRAL
IOWA...WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS TOWARD THE MINNESOTA BORDER. WINDS
WILL INCREASE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE TO BE STRONG INTO WEDNESDAY
CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-033>036-044>046-250530-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170126T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-
WRIGHT-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ESTHERVILLE, ALGONA, FOREST CITY,
LAKE MILLS, EMMETSBURG, GARNER, BRITT, KANAWHA, POCAHONTAS,
LAURENS, ROLFE, FONDA, GILMORE CITY, HUMBOLDT, EAGLE GROVE,
CLARION, BELMOND, SAC CITY, LAKE VIEW, ODEBOLT, WALL LAKE,
SCHALLER, EARLY, ROCKWELL CITY, MANSON, LAKE CITY, POMEROY,
FORT DODGE, WEBSTER CITY, DENISON, CARROLL, AND JEFFERSON
329 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* CURRENT TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW IS ONGOING OVER PARTS OF
  NORTHERN IOWA AND WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING. THERE COULD BE A
  PERIOD OF LOCALIZED HEAVY SNOW OVERNIGHT AS WELL.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST
  AMOUNTS TOWARD THE MINNESOTA BORDER. VERY LOCALIZED HIGHER SNOW
  AMOUNTS MAY BE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR NORTHERN IOWA.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 WITH GUSTS AS
  HIGH AS 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY. SUBSTANTIAL VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SNOWFALL TONIGHT AND THEN BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WEDNESDAY ARE FORECAST.

* IMPACTS...ROADS ARE ANTICIPATED TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND VERY
  SLICK. IN ADDITION, THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LEADING TO EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL...PARTICULARLY IMPACTING THE RUSH HOUR COMMUTE THIS
  EVENING AS WELL AS WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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IAZ007-017-026>028-037-250530-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170126T0000Z/
WORTH-CERRO GORDO-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-HARDIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NORTHWOOD, MANLY, MASON CITY, CLEAR LAKE,
HAMPTON, PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE, SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON,
ALLISON, DUMONT, WAVERLY, IOWA FALLS, ELDORA, AND ACKLEY
329 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* CURRENT TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW IS ONGOING OVER PARTS OF
  NORTHERN IOWA AND WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING. THERE COULD BE A
  PERIOD OF LOCALIZED HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT AS WELL.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE AREA ALONG
  HIGHWAY 3...WITH 8 TO 12 INCHES FURTHER NORTH NEAR MASON CITY
  AND TOWARD THE MINNESOTA BORDER.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  AS HIGH AS 40 MPH DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. SUBSTANTIAL
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SNOWFALL TONIGHT AND THEN
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WEDNESDAY ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS ARE ANTICIPATED TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND VERY
  SLICK. IN ADDITION, THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LEADING TO EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL...PARTICULARLY IMPACTING THE RUSH HOUR COMMUTE THIS
  EVENING AS WELL AS WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

IAZ047-048-057-058-250530-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170126T0000Z/
BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BOONE, AMES, AUDUBON, EXIRA,
GUTHRIE CENTER, PANORA, BAYARD, AND CASEY
329 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* CURRENT TRENDS...A RAIN AND SNOW MIX IS LIKELY AT TIMES LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL
  SNOW LATER TONIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
  POSSIBLE WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER SNOW AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  AS HIGH AS 40 MPH ARE FORECAST DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY.
  SUBSTANTIAL VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS ARE LIKELY TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND VERY
  SLICK. IN ADDITION, THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LEADING TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL...
  PARTICULARLY IMPACTING THE RUSH HOUR COMMUTE THIS EVENING AS
  WELL AS WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

IAZ038-039-250530-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170126T0000Z/
GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GRUNDY CENTER, REINBECK, CONRAD, DIKE,
WELLSBURG, WATERLOO, AND CEDAR FALLS
329 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* CURRENT TRENDS...LIGHT SNOW WAS OCCURRING OVER THE AREA LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON...THOUGH A PERIOD OF A RAIN AND SNOW MIX IS
  POSSIBLE THIS EVENING BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW LATER
  TONIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
  POSSIBLE WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER SNOW AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  AS HIGH AS 40 MPH ARE FORECAST DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY.
  SUBSTANTIAL VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS ARE LIKELY TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND VERY
  SLICK. IN ADDITION, THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LEADING TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL...
  PARTICULARLY IMPACTING THE RUSH HOUR COMMUTE THIS EVENING AS
  WELL AS WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$



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