Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
346 PM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...POOR VISIBILITY...MORE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW INTO EARLY EVENING...

.LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH EARLY EVENING WITH
STRONG WINDS CAUSING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...WITH POSSIBLE
NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN RURAL AREAS MAKING TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS. WITH THE AMOUNT OF WET SNOW ON AREA TREES...TREE
DAMAGE AND LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH
EARLY EVENING.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
081>086-092>097-020300-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-
POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-
CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-
APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
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...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK...
GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...SAC CITY...
LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...
ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE...
WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...
REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...
DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...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...INDIANOLA...
NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...CORNING...
CRESTON...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...
LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...LEON...CORYDON...
SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
346 PM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...WIDESPREAD LIGHT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE THIS EVENING. AN ADDITIONAL HALF INCH TO 2 INCHES OF
  SNOW IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH THE HEAVIEST TOTALS
  OVER SOUTHEAST IOWA.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 8 TO 12 INCHES.
  SOME LOCATIONS OVER CENTRAL IOWA WILL RECEIVE BETWEEN A FOOT TO
  15 INCHES OF SNOW.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 OVER THE ENTIRE AREA
  THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH INTO
  THE LOWER TO MID TEENS BY EVENING. ALONG WITH THAT WIND CHILL
  VALUES WILL DROP TO 5 TO 10 BELOW ZERO OVER THE NORTHERN HALF
  OF IOWA AND JUST BELOW ZERO OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA BY
  THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...ROADS AND TRAVEL WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS. BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP
  BELOW ONE HALF MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES...
  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AND RURAL AREAS. THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE
  SNOW HAS ALSO COATED TREES OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA. TREE
  DAMAGE AND LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES WILL STILL BE MORE POSSIBLE
  THROUGH EARLY EVENING UNTIL THE WINDS DIMINISH AFTER DARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW HAVE FALLEN
MAKING 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.

ALTHOUGH THE HEAVY WET CONSISTENCY OF THE SNOW HAS DIMINISHED...
AROUND SIX TO NINE INCHES OF WET SNOW FROM OVERNIGHT HAS
COMPACTED AND SETTLED. THIS WILL MAKE REMOVAL AND SHOVELING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY WITH THE STRONGER WINDS AND COLDER
TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE ELDERLY AND THOSE
WITH HEART CONCERNS SHOULD TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS...REMOVE THE SNOW
IN SMALL AMOUNTS OR SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM OTHERS.

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