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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
944 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVER NORTH CENTRAL IOWA SUNDAY
AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY MORNING...

.LIGHT SNOW IS FORECAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. VERY STRONG WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND PERSIST THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH WILL CREATE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE NEW SNOW AND OF THE
EXISTING SNOW PACK DURING THIS PERIOD. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-061145-
/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1500Z/
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
944 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS 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 MAY 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.

&&

$$

FAB

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1053 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

IAZ002-003-013-014-022-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-SDZ040-
061300-
/O.CON.KFSD.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1200Z/
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-BUENA VISTA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-
MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-BROOKINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...
STORM LAKE...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...BROOKINGS
1053 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
  STRONG WINDS AND FALLING SNOW.

* WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH COULD
  CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT
  DRIFTING OF THE SNOW THAT FELL EARLIER IN THE WEEK IS LIKELY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH
  ARE POSSIBLE...BUT HIGHER AMOUNTS MAY BE POSSIBLE IN STRONGER
  SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES DUE TO
  REDUCED VISIBILITY AND BLOWING SNOW OVER ROADWAYS. RURAL AND
  OPEN AREAS WILL HAVE THE HIGHEST IMPACT.

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 TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
915 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

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

.A BLIZZARD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST
AND PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WATCH LOCATED WEST OF A LINE FROM
ALEXANDRIA...TO REDWOOD FALLS...TO FAIRMONT.

VERY STRONG WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF THE AREA BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE WIND
COMBINED WITH FALLING LIGHT SNOW AND EXTENSIVE SNOWPACK MAY RESULT
IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...POSSIBLE WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...AND DIFFICULT TRAVEL INTO EARLY MONDAY.

MNZ054-056-064-065-073-074-082-091-061200-
/O.CON.KMPX.BZ.A.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1200Z/
LAC QUI PARLE-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-REDWOOD-BROWN-
WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
915 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

A BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

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

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH 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/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

BORGHOFF

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