Butler County, Iowa
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Winter Storm Warning
IAZ007-017-026-027-241800-
/O.EXT.KDMX.WS.W.0001.170124T2100Z-170126T0000Z/
WORTH-CERRO GORDO-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NORTHWOOD, MANLY, MASON CITY, CLEAR LAKE,
HAMPTON, PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE, SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON,
ALLISON, AND DUMONT
412 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL SPREAD WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW IS ALSO ANTICIPATED WEDNESDAY AS THE WIND INCREASES.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE AREA ALONG
HIGHWAY 3...WITH 8 TO 10 INCHES FURTHER NORTH NEAR MASON CITY
AND TOWARD THE MINNESOTA BORDER. THE SNOW MAY BE WET AND HEAVY
INITIALLY INTO TONIGHT.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS MAY GUST TO 30 TO 40 MPH
DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. SUBSTANTIAL VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
DUE TO SNOWFALL TUESDAY NIGHT AND THEN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
WEDNESDAY ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED. THE SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND THE
COMBINATION OF THESE ELEMENTS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS. THIS SYSTEM WILL LIKELY IMPACT BOTH THE EVENING
COMMUTE TONIGHT AND THE MORNING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. 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. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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