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
849 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...VARIED TYPES OF WINTER WEATHER TO AFFECT IOWA TODAY...

.A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE STATE
TODAY AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. ALTHOUGH PRECIPITATION
AMOUNTS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE...LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN OR DRIZZLE MAY DISRUPT MORNING TRAVEL OVER SOUTHERN
IOWA...WITH INITIALLY FREEZING DRIZZLE THEN SNOW SHOWERS AND
BLOWING SNOW POTENTIALLY CAUSING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL NORTH.

IAZ048>050-060>062-073>075-031700-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150303T1700Z/
STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...
TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL...
INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA
849 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL
  CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST IOWA THROUGHOUT MUCH OF
  THE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
  MINOR...WITH A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ALTHOUGH ONLY MINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  ANTICIPATED...THEY MAY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL THIS MORNING.
  UNTREATED SECONDARY ROADS AND ELEVATED SURFACES WOULD BE
  ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO BECOMING ICY.

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.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE
MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES...HASHTAG
NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

&&

$$

IAZ004>007-015>017-024>028-038-039-031900-
/O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0010.150303T1500Z-150304T0300Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...
CLARION...BELMOND...HAMPTON...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...
GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...
CEDAR FALLS
849 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL PERSIST THIS MORNING
  BEFORE LIKELY CHANGING TO SNOW SHOWERS LATER THIS AFTERNOON.
  INCREASING WINDS DURING THE SHOWERS MAY ALSO LEAD TO BLOWING
  SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND ONE INCH.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  OVER 40 MPH ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE PERIODS OF VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS OF LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE
  AFTERNOON HOURS.

* IMPACTS...A MINOR GLAZING OF ICE WILL OCCUR ON MOST SURFACES
  THIS MORNING FOLLOWED BY BRIEF PERIODS OF SNOW SQUALLS THIS
  AFTERNOON. ROADS WILL BE SLICK THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY AND
  BLOWING SNOW MAY EVENTUALLY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE
RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER
HANDLE NWS DES MOINES...HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES
MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

$$

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