Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
450 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS MORNING AND
COULD BE BRIEFLY HEAVY AT TIMES. SO FAR THE SNOW HAS BEEN VERY WET
BUT WILL TRANSITION TO A MORE POWDERY SNOW THROUGH THE MORNING.
THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND INTO THIS
EVENING BUT THE INTENSITY WILL DECREASE. STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS
WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...CAUSING
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING.

IAZ040>042-051>054-063>068-076>078-087-088-098-ILZ001-002-007-009-
015>018-024-MOZ009-011900-
/O.CON.KDVN.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
BUCHANAN-DELAWARE-DUBUQUE-BENTON-LINN-JONES-JACKSON-IOWA-JOHNSON-
CEDAR-CLINTON-MUSCATINE-SCOTT-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-LOUISA-JEFFERSON-
HENRY IA-VAN BUREN-JO DAVIESS-STEPHENSON-CARROLL-WHITESIDE-
ROCK ISLAND-HENRY IL-BUREAU-PUTNAM-MERCER-SCOTLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...MANCHESTER...DUBUQUE...
VINTON...CEDAR RAPIDS...ANAMOSA...MAQUOKETA...MARENGO...
IOWA CITY...TIPTON...CLINTON...MUSCATINE...BETTENDORF...
DAVENPORT...SIGOURNEY...WASHINGTON...WAPELLO...FAIRFIELD...
MOUNT PLEASANT...KEOSAUQUA....GALENA...FREEPORT...MOUNT CARROLL...
STERLING...ROCK FALLS...MOLINE...ROCK ISLAND...KEWANEE...
PRINCETON...HENNEPIN...ALEDO...MEMPHIS
450 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 12 INCHES. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE
  LIKELY TO BE ALONG THE HIGHWAY 30 AND INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDORS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH...GUSTS BETWEEN 30-40 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...BELOW 1/2 MILE AT TIMES WITH BRIEF WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS POSSIBLE IN RURAL AREAS.

* IMPACTS...THE WET SNOW HAS RESULTED IN VERY SLIPPERY ROADS.
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...CREATING
  DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES...
  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. ROAD CREWS MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY
  CLEARING THE WET SNOW THIS MORNING AND THEN KEEPING UP WITH THE
  DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THE EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF THE WEIGHT
  OF THE SNOW ON ELEVATED SURFACES AND STRONG WINDS COULD RESULT
  IN LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR ARE OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

IAZ089-099-ILZ025-026-034-035-MOZ010-011900-
/O.CON.KDVN.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
DES MOINES-LEE-HENDERSON-WARREN-HANCOCK-MCDONOUGH-CLARK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLINGTON...FORT MADISON...OQUAWKA...
MONMOUTH...CARTHAGE...MACOMB...KAHOKA
450 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 9 INCHES. HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR THE
  HIGHWAY 34 CORRIDOR.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH...GUSTS BETWEEN 30-35 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...BELOW 1/2 MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...THE WET SNOW HAS RESULTED IN VERY SLIPPERY ROADS.
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...CREATING
  DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES...
  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. ROAD CREWS MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY
  CLEARING THE WET SNOW THIS MORNING AND THEN KEEPING UP WITH THE
  DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THE EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF THE WEIGHT
  OF THE SNOW ON ELEVATED SURFACES AND STRONG WINDS COULD RESULT
  IN LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR ARE OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$







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