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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
333 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.LIGHT SNOW IS FORECAST BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY
MORNING WITH AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. VERY STRONG WINDS
WILL DEVELOP DURING THIS TIME...WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH
CREATING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT
TIMES.

IAZ027-038-045>047-061745-
/O.EXB.KDMX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/
BUTLER-GRUNDY-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...
SHELL ROCK...GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...
GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...CARROLL...
JEFFERSON...BOONE
333 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY CREATE
  TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE
  IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
333 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.LIGHT SNOW IS FORECAST BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY
MORNING WITH AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. VERY STRONG WINDS
WILL DEVELOP DURING THIS TIME...WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH
CREATING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT
TIMES.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-061745-
/O.EXT.KDMX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
HARDIN-
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...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...
SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...
FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY
333 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY CREATE
  TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE
  IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

&&

$$

LEE

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY...

.A BLIZZARD WATCH CONTINUES FOR WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST AND
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. THIS WATCH IS LOCATED ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE
FROM ALEXANDRIA TO ALBERT LEA.

WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF
THE AREA BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE
WIND COMBINED WITH FALLING LIGHT SNOW AND EXTENSIVE SNOWPACK MAY
RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...POSSIBLE
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND EVEN ROAD
CLOSERS MAY BE POSSIBLE.

MNZ057-058-066-067-075-076-083-084-092-093-061715-
/O.EXB.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1800Z/
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILLMAR...LITCHFIELD...HUTCHINSON...
GAYLORD...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...MANKATO...WASECA...BLUE EARTH...
ALBERT LEA
304 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 TO 50 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS
  LIKELY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

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