Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
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Blizzard Warning
IAZ016-017-023>025-033>035-240515-
/O.EXT.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.170224T0600Z-170225T0600Z/
Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Sac-Calhoun-
Webster-
Including the cities of Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City,
Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City,
Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City, Lake View,
Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson,
Lake City, Pomeroy, and Fort Dodge
305 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain early this evening is expected to transition to
snow. The snow will be heavy at times tonight into Friday along
with the potential for thundersnow. Snowfall rates of up to one
inch per hour will be possible in the heaviest snow. Winds will
also increase overnight from the northeast becoming northwest by
Friday. Conditions are not expected to improve until Friday
evening as the snow diminishes along with the winds.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches with much deeper
drifts.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced to
one half mile or less for extended period of time with white-out
conditions expected from time to time, especially in rural
areas.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible
as blowing and drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into early
Saturday morning.

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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