Winter Weather Message

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…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON CST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON CST WEDNESDAY.

  • TIMING…LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BETWEEN 9 PM AND
    MIDNIGHT WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND MID
    MORNING WEDNESDAY. THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH BY LATE MORNING AND
    EARLY AFTERNOON WEDNESDAY.

  • STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO NEARLY
    4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH THE HEAVIER TOTALS NORTH OF HIGHWAY
    20.

  • WINDS AND VISIBILITY…SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WILL GIVE
    WAY TO NORTH WINDS FOLLOWING THE STORM INCREASING TO 15 TO 25
    MPH OVER WESTERN IOWA BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY MAY BE
    REDUCED TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL.

  • IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS ARE EXPECTED WITH SLIPPERY TRAVEL
    CONDITIONS. SOME MINOR BLOWING SNOW MAY OCCUR WEDNESDAY
    AFTERNOON FOLLOWING THE STORM. ADJUST YOUR SPEED FOR SLOWER
    TRAVEL AND EXPECT LONGER TRAVEL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE EARLY
    MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE
RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER
HANDLE NWS DES MOINES…HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES
MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

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Winter Weather Message

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…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY.

AIR TEMPERATURES AND PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES HAVE WARMED ABOVE
FREEZING. LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THOUGH FREEZING RAIN
AND FREEZING DRIZZLE ARE UNLIKELY.

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Winter Weather Message

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…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FREEZING
RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM
CST SATURDAY.

  • TIMING…FREEZING RAIN WILL ARRIVE AFTER 9 PM AND CONTINUE IN
    INTERVALS THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THIS PRECIPITATION
    WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER TO RAIN FROM SOUTH TO NORTH DURING
    THIS TIME. WARMING TEMPERATURES SHOULD HELP TO MELT ANY
    ACCUMULATED ICE DURING THE MORNING HOURS ON SATURDAY.

  • STORM TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS…SEVERAL HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH
    OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

  • IMPACTS…FREEZING RAIN WILL MAKE ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Winter Weather Message

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…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA…WITH SNOWFALL
ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST THROUGHOUT THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. NEW
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT…UNDER ONE INCH.

WINDS ON MONDAY WILL BECOME STRONG AND GUSTY FROM THE NORTHWEST.
THIS WILL LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF FRESHLY FALLEN
SNOW…ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH WHERE THE HEAVIEST
AMOUNTS WERE OBSERVED. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP
MONDAY…KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS THROUGH MONDAY.

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Winter Weather Message

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…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT…

  • TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA
    ON SATURDAY MORNING…AND OVER THE REST OF CENTRAL IOWA ON
    SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY EVENING
    BEFORE ENDING OVERNIGHT.

  • STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW WILL
    BE COMMON…WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 5 INCHES. THE GREATEST
    ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA…MAINLY NORTH
    OF U.S. HIGHWAY 20 WITH LIGHTEST AMOUNTS IN FAR SOUTHERN IOWA.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE
    OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

  • IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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Winter Weather Message

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…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST
SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM
CST SATURDAY.

  • TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA
    BY SUNRISE…AND OVER THE REST OF THE STATE BY NOON.

  • STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…AN ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3
    INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 4 INCHES.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE
    OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

  • IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES. WITH THE LIGHT
    CONSISTENCY OF THE SNOW…DRIFTING WILL OCCUR IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

  • SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…
    NORTHERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…

  • UNTIL 230 PM CDT

  • AT 133 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
    EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF PANORA TO 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF
    STUART TO 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF WINTERSET…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45
    MPH.

    HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

    SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

    IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

  • LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    WEST DES MOINES…URBANDALE…CLIVE…WAUKEE…GRIMES…PERRY…
    WINTERSET…ADEL…DALLAS CENTER…EARLHAM…GRANGER…DE SOTO…
    WOODWARD…VAN METER…JORDAN CREEK TOWN CENTER…REDFIELD…
    DEXTER…MINBURN…LINDEN AND DAWSON.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 97 AND 121.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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LAT…LON 4160 9424 4160 9427 4186 9428 4186 9382
4160 9381 4160 9380 4134 9379 4130 9424
TIME…MOT…LOC 1833Z 232DEG 39KT 4176 9431 4154 9424 4138 9408

HAIL…<.75IN
WIND…60MPH

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Watch County Notification

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 482 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 11 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL IOWA

DALLAS HARDIN POLK
STORY

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

CLARKE DECATUR MADISON
RINGGOLD UNION WARREN

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

TAYLOR

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ACKLEY…ADEL…AMES…BEDFORD…
CARLISLE…CRESTON…DES MOINES…EARLHAM…ELDORA…INDIANOLA…
IOWA FALLS…LAMONI…LENOX…LEON…MOUNT AYR…NEW MARKET…
NORWALK…OSCEOLA…PERRY…WAUKEE AND WINTERSET.

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Flash Flood Warning

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

  • FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
    DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…
    POLK COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…

  • UNTIL 415 AM CDT MONDAY

  • AT 1008 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY
    RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH
    HEAVY RAINFALL WERE ENTERING THE WARNED AREA FROM THE
    SOUTHWEST…WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING…
    ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS. AS MUCH AS 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN PER
    HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

  • SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
    DES MOINES…WEST DES MOINES…ANKENY…URBANDALE…JOHNSTON…
    CLIVE…ALTOONA…WAUKEE…NORWALK…PLEASANT HILL…GRIMES…
    PERRY…ADEL…WINDSOR HEIGHTS…CARLISLE…BONDURANT…POLK
    CITY…SAYLORVILLE…DALLAS CENTER AND EARLHAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 4186 9408 4186 9339 4151 9345 4150 9414

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Watch County Notification

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TORNADO WATCH 482 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 2 AM CDT MONDAY FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 17 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL IOWA

DALLAS GRUNDY HARDIN
JASPER MARSHALL POLK
STORY

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

CLARKE DECATUR LUCAS
MADISON MARION RINGGOLD
UNION WARREN WAYNE

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

TAYLOR

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ACKLEY…ADEL…ALLERTON…AMES…
BEDFORD…CARLISLE…CHARITON…CONRAD…CORYDON…CRESTON…
DES MOINES…DIKE…EARLHAM…ELDORA…GRUNDY CENTER…HUMESTON…
INDIANOLA…IOWA FALLS…KNOXVILLE…LAMONI…LENOX…LEON…
MARSHALLTOWN…MOUNT AYR…NEW MARKET…NEWTON…NORWALK…
OSCEOLA…PELLA…PERRY…REINBECK…SEYMOUR…WAUKEE…
WELLSBURG AND WINTERSET.

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