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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
341 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

IAZ023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-012145-
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-
341 PM CST SAT JAN 31 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 TONIGHT. PLEASE
REFER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/DESMOINES FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

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

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
357 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THROUGH SUNDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE TRACKING ACROSS NORTHERN MISSOURI WILL BRING HEAVY
SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. INCREASING WINDS ON SUNDAY
WILL CAUSE BLOWING SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS LATE
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

IAZ023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-010600-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0002.150201T0100Z-150202T0300Z/
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...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
357 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...RAIN CONTINUES TO CHANGE TO SNOW WEST OF
  INTERSTATE 35 LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE TRANSITION WILL CONTINUE
  TO OCCUR TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH 9 PM CST. BETWEEN 1 AND 2
  INCHES OF SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE WEST OF HIGHWAY 169 THROUGH MID EVENING
  WITH 4 T0 NEARLY 7 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION ACROSS THE REGION
  OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE DAY SUNDAY
  WITH INCREASING WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...REGIONWIDE ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 10 INCHES
  ARE LIKELY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS JUST EAST OF I35 NEAR AND
  SOUTH OF US 30 TO NEAR HIGHWAY 34.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...TURNING TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH BY EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY BY
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS THROUGH
  THE EVENING HOURS AS RAIN CHANGES OVER TO SNOW. LATER TONIGHT
  AND SUNDAY...HEAVY SNOW FALL AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE
  VISIBILITY AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR THE ROADS...ESPECIALLY
  IN OPEN AND RURAL AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE 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.

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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