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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
609 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 OVER THE
SOUTHEAST...WITH GUSTY WINDS CONTINUING OVER THE STATE. TRAVEL
WILL REMAIN 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
609 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 OVER SOUTHEAST IOWA SOUTHEAST OF A
  WATERLOO TO CLARINDA LINE. AN ADDITIONAL HALF INCH OR SO OF SNOW
  IS POSSIBLE. NORTHWEST OF THAT THE SNOW HAS ENDED.

* 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 THE SOUTHEAST
  HALF OF THE STATE THIS EVENING...25 TO 30 MPH OVER THE
  NORTHWEST.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH INTO
  THE SINGLE DIGITS TO MID TEENS THIS 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 MID 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 OF THE SOUTHEAST HALF WHERE
  SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL. 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.

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
346 PM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
081>086-092>097-022200-
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-
346 PM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA THROUGH THIS
EVENING. PLEASE REFER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/DESMOINES FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED NORTHWEST TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS FORECAST BETWEEN TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY...WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE AND SOME
BLOWING SNOW AROUND WEDNESDAY.

BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS ARE FORECAST FOR MONDAY
MORNING ACROSS THE NORTHWEST THEN AGAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY MORNING REGION WIDE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED...ALTHOUGH SNOWFALL REPORTS
ARE MUCH APPRECIATED.

$$

FAB




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