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Blizzard Warning

December 19, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

358 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

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...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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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.

 
 

 

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