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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
353 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
081>086-092>097-021200-
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-
353 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY 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.

.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.

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS ARE FORECAST FOR
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

LEE




Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1100 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...POOR VISIBILITY...MORE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TODAY...

.SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TODAY...HEAVILY THIS MORNING...WITH
INCREASING WINDS CAUSING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...WITH POSSIBLE
NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN RURAL AREAS MAKING TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND EVENING HOURS. WITH THE AMOUNT OF
WET SNOW ON AREA TREES...TREE DAMAGE AND LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES
WILL BE LIKELY AS WINDS INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
081>086-092>097-020100-
/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
1100 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...WIDESPREAD LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE WITH STEADILY INCREASING WINDS ACROSS NORTHERN AND
  WESTERN IOWA. WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON REGIONWIDE. AN
  ADDITIONAL TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS
  EVENING.

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

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS GRADUALLY INCREASING AND BECOMING
  NORTHERLY BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS INCREASING TO 35 TO 40 OVER THE
  ENTIRE AREA BY EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG
  THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE
  AFTERNOON HOURS 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 LATE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND SLICK WITH
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL
  BECOME MORE SIGNIFICANT THIS AFTERNOON. 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 BE MORE LIKELY AS THE
  WINDS INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON.

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 WILL DIMINISH
...AROUND SIX TO NINE INCHES OF WET SNOW WILL HAVE 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.

&&

$$

REV




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