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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
354 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...Fast Moving Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Late 
Tonight Through Wednesday Evening...

.Strong low pressure will reach Iowa early Wednesday morning 
spreading a wintry mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow over
much of northern Iowa. A rapid changeover to all snow will occur 
over the northwest and 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 and snow accumulation may result in periods of hazardous 
travel between Highway 30 and Highway 20 as well.

IAZ004-005-015-024-171700-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WS.A.0009.180418T0600Z-180419T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KDMX.WS.W.0009.180418T0600Z-180419T0300Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Palo Alto-Humboldt-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg, 
and Humboldt
354 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
  accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light
  glaze are expected. Snowfall rates may approach an inch per hour
  Wednesday during periods of heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Portions of North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 10 PM CDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, 
  including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect 
  significant reductions in visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest
road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

IAZ006-007-016-017-025>027-171700-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WS.A.0009.180418T0600Z-180419T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KDMX.WS.W.0009.180418T0900Z-180419T0600Z/
Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Wright-Franklin-Butler-
Including the cities of Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood, 
Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake, 
Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville,
Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, and Dumont
354 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
  accumulations of 6 to 8 inches, with locally higher amounts
  possible, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of inch are
  possible. Gusty winds late Wednesday afternoon and evening may
  create areas of blowing snow into the evening hours. Snowfall
  rates may approach an inch per hour Wednesday during periods of
  heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Portions of North Central and Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Wednesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, 
  including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect 
  significant reductions in visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest
road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

IAZ028-171700-
/O.NEW.KDMX.WS.W.0009.180418T0900Z-180419T0600Z/
Bremer-
Including the city of Waverly
354 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
  accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to
  one tenth of an inch are expected. Gusty winds late Wednesday
  afternoon and evening may create areas of blowing snow into the
  evening hours. Snowfall rates may approach an inch per hour
  Wednesday during periods of heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Wednesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, 
  including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect 
  significant reductions in visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest
road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

IAZ023-171700-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WS.A.0009.180418T0600Z-180419T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KDMX.WW.Y.0022.180418T0600Z-180419T0300Z/
Pocahontas-
Including the cities of Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, 
and Gilmore City
354 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
  3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an
  inch are expected. Snowfall rates may approach an inch per hour
  Wednesday during periods of heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Portions of Northwest Iowa.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 10 PM CDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, 
  including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect 
  reduced visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

IAZ033>035-044>046-171700-
/O.NEW.KDMX.WW.Y.0022.180418T0600Z-180419T0300Z/
Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Crawford-Carroll-Greene-
Including the cities of Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, 
Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, 
Fort Dodge, Denison, Carroll, and Jefferson
354 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
  2 to 4 inches, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an
  inch are expected. Snowfall rates may approach an inch per hour
  Wednesday during periods of heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Portions of West Central through Central Iowa.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 10 PM CDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in difficult travel 
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. 
  Expect reduced visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

IAZ036>039-047>050-171700-
/O.NEW.KDMX.WW.Y.0022.180418T0900Z-180419T0600Z/
Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-
Including the cities of Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley,
Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo, 
Cedar Falls, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer, 
Dysart, and Gladbrook
354 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM
CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
  1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 4 inches, and ice
  accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch are expected. Snowfall
  rates may approach an inch per hour Wednesday during periods of
  heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Portions of Central to Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Wednesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in difficult travel 
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. 
  Expect reduced visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

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