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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
401 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

...THREAT OF HEAVY SNOWFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN IOWA...

.A STORM ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES WILL PASS INTO THE
REGION THIS WEEKEND. PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD INTO THE STATE ON
SATURDAY WITH A TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW BY SATURDAY NIGHT WITH THE
SNOW CONTINUING INTO SUNDAY BEFORE THE STORM PASSES.

IAZ059>062-071>075-081>086-092>097-310615-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0002.150201T0000Z-150202T0000Z/
DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-
ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-
WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...
NEWTON...GRINNELL...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
401 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW MIXED IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY CHANGING TO ALL
  SNOW BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON OR SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL
  PICK UP IN INTENSITY SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. HIGHEST AMOUNTS APPEAR TO BE MOST
  LIKELY IN THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE WATCH AREA.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY NIGHT
  AND PERSIST INTO SUNDAY AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. DRIFTING SNOW
  WILL CREATE LOW VISIBILITIES SUNDAY AND MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT
  FOR ROAD CREWS TO KEEP ROADS CLEAR...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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