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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
918 PM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Fast Moving Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Late Tuesday Night
Through Wednesday Evening...

.Strong low pressure will reach Iowa by early Wednesday morning
spreading a wintry mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow over
northern Iowa. A rapid changeover to all snow will occur over the
northwest and far north resulting in an area of heavy snow. Winds
from the northwest will turn gusty Wednesday afternoon into the
evening. Travel is expected to become hazardous with snow and
blowing snow and reduced visibility at times during the period.
Some ice accumulation may result in hazardous travel between
Highway 20 and Highway 3 as well.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>027-171000-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0009.180418T0600Z-180419T0600Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-
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,
and Dumont
918 PM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow 
  accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7 
  inches, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch 
  are possible.

* WHERE...Much of northern Iowa especially north of Highway 3. 
  South of Highway 3 less snow accumulation is expected.

* WHEN...From late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, 
  including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Significant 
  reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

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