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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
310 PM CST Wed Dec 8 2021

...First Winter Storm of The Season Arrives Friday...

.A winter storm with moderate to possibly heavy snowfall by
Friday afternoon along with increasing wind into Friday evening
is likely to produce hazardous travel over far Northern Iowa
south into portions of Central and Northeast Iowa. The current
watch area highlights counties most likely to be adversely
impacted. Monitor later forecasts for updates with a possible
shift in storm track and affected areas.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023-024-090515-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0006.211210T1800Z-211211T1200Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-
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, and Humboldt
310 PM CST Wed Dec 8 2021

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6
  inches possible in the watch area. Lighter snowfall amounts
  are expected south to US 30 and Interstate 80 where some
  travel impacts may still occur.

* WHERE...Portions of Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...From Friday afternoon through late Friday night.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Increasing northwest winds Friday
  afternoon and evening will result in low visibility, blowing
  snow and hazardous travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

&&

$$

Krull

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