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BLIZZARD WARNING ISSUED FOR CENTRAL IOWA!!!

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
358 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

…BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF THE CENTRAL IOWA
TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

.A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
TODAY BEFORE LIFTING NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN ILLINOIS BY THURSDAY
MORNING. IN ADDITION TO HEAVY SNOWFALL…VERY STRONG NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND
AT TIMES BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION WILL RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL
OVER IOWA LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

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CALHOUN-WEBSTER-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-
ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKWELL CITY…FORT DODGE…CARROLL…
JEFFERSON…BOONE…AUDUBON…GUTHRIE CENTER…ADEL…ATLANTIC…
GREENFIELD…WINTERSET…CORNING…CRESTON…BEDFORD…MOUNT AYR
358 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST
THURSDAY…
…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST
THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* TIMING…PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD WESTERN IOWA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON. SNOW IS EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF AN ATLANTIC
THROUGH JEFFERSON LINE. RAIN IS EXPECTED IN SOUTHERN IOWA SOUTH
OF A BEDFORD TO OSCEOLA LINE. IN BETWEEN…A RAIN AND SNOW MIX
IS EXPECTED. THIS PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW THIS
EVENING BEFORE ENDING THURSDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION…6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
FORECAST BY THURSDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AXIS WILL BE
ALONG A LINE FROM ATLANTIC TO ADEL. THE LOWEST AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED NEAR THE MISSOURI BORDER. SNOW DRIFTS SEVERAL FEET DEEP
WILL BE POSSIBLE GIVEN THE STRONG WINDS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BECOME VERY STRONG LATE TONIGHT
FROM THE NORTH NORTHWEST. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH ARE
EXPECTED WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH POSSIBLE. THE STRONGEST WINDS
ARE EXPECTED A FROM MIDNIGHT THROUGH NOON THURSDAY. BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES WITH VISIBILITY REDUCED BELOW
ONE QUARTER OF A MILE.

* IMPACTS…VERY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. BE PREPARED FOR VERY DANGEROUS
TRAVEL AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. IN RURAL AREAS ESPECIALLY…ONLY
TRAVEL IF YOU MUST…OTHERWISE STAY SAFE AND STAY HOME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

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WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-
STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-
CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CLARION…HAMPTON…ALLISON…WAVERLY…
WEBSTER CITY…ELDORA…GRUNDY CENTER…WATERLOO…AMES…
MARSHALLTOWN…TOLEDO…DES MOINES…NEWTON…GRINNELL…
INDIANOLA…KNOXVILLE…OSKALOOSA…OSCEOLA…CHARITON…ALBIA…
OTTUMWA…LEON…CORYDON…CENTERVILLE…BLOOMFIELD
358 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST
THURSDAY…
…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST
THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* TIMING…PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD CENTRAL IOWA BY THIS
EVENING. SNOW IS EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF A BOONE TO WATERLOO
LINE. RAIN IS EXPECTED IN SOUTHERN IOWA SOUTH OF AN OSCEOLA TO
OSKALOOSA LINE. IN BETWEEN…A RAIN AND SNOW MIX IS EXPECTED.
THIS PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW LATE THIS EVENING
BEFORE ENDING AROUND NOON THURSDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION…6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED BY THURSDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AXIS WILL BE
ALONG A LINE FROM NEAR DES MOINES TO TAMA. THE LOWEST AMOUNTS
ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE MISSOURI BORDER. SNOW DRIFTS SEVERAL FEET
DEEP WILL BE POSSIBLE GIVEN THE STRONG WINDS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BECOME VERY STRONG TONIGHT FROM
THE NORTH NORTHWEST. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH ARE
EXPECTED WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH POSSIBLE. THE STRONGEST WINDS
WILL OCCUR A FEW HOURS PRIOR TO DAYBREAK THROUGH NOON THURSDAY.
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT TIMES WITH VISIBILITY REDUCED
BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE.

* IMPACTS…VERY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. BE PREPARED FOR VERY DANGEROUS
TRAVEL AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. IN RURAL AREAS ESPECIALLY…ONLY
TRAVEL IF YOU MUST…OTHERWISE STAY SAFE AND STAY HOME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

IAZ004-005-015-023-024-191800-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WS.A.0004.121220T0000Z-121221T0000Z/
/O.EXB.KDMX.WS.W.0004.121220T0000Z-121220T1800Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ESTHERVILLE…ALGONA…EMMETSBURG…
POCAHONTAS…HUMBOLDT
358 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6
PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA ON LATE THIS
AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING AND PERSIST TONIGHT BEFORE ENDING
THURSDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW
WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INCREASE FROM THE NORTH NORTHWEST
ON TONIGHT AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY WITH
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT
INTO THURSDAY MORNING. BE PREPARED FOR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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.

&&

$$

IAZ006-007-016-017-191800-
/O.UPG.KDMX.WS.A.0004.121220T0000Z-121221T0000Z/
/O.EXB.KDMX.WS.W.0004.121220T0000Z-121221T0000Z/
WINNEBAGO-WORTH-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FOREST CITY…NORTHWOOD…GARNER…
MASON CITY
358 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM
CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6
PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA EARLY THIS
EVENING AND PERSIST TONIGHT BEFORE ENDING THURSDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW
WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INCREASE FROM THE NORTH NORTHWEST
TONIGHT AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY WITH
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT INTO
THURSDAY MORNING. BE PREPARED FOR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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.

&&

$$

IAZ033-044-191800-
/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0004.121219T2200Z-121220T1800Z/
SAC-CRAWFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SAC CITY…DENISON
358 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON CST THURSDAY…

* TIMING…PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD WESTERN IOWA THIS
AFTERNOON. SNOW IS EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF AN ATLANTIC
THROUGH JEFFERSON LINE. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION…5 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
FORECAST BY THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW DRIFTS WILL DEVELOP GIVEN THE
STRONG WINDS AS WELL.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BECOME VERY STRONG TONIGHT FROM THE
NORTH NORTHWEST. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED
WITH TO NEAR 40 MPH POSSIBLE. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED BELOW
ONE QUARTER OF A MILE FROM TIME TO TIME.

* IMPACTS…VERY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. BE PREPARED FOR VERY DIFFICULT
TRAVEL AND NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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.

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