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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 8:58 AM CST on February 01, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EST on February 01, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 PM CST this
evening...

* short term trends... widespread light to moderate snow will
continue with steadily increasing winds across northern and
western Iowa. Winds will increase this afternoon regionwide.

* Storm total snow... accumulations of generally 8 to 12 inches.
Some locations will receive over a foot of snow.

* Winds/visibility... northeast winds gradually increasing and
becoming northerly by afternoon. Gusts increasing to 35 to 40
mph over western and northern Iowa by midday and over the
remainder of the area by early to mid afternoon. Winds will
remain strong through early evening.

* Temperatures... temperatures will continue to fall through the
afternoon hours into the lower to mid teens by evening. Along
with that wind chill values will drop to 5 to 10 below zero over
the northern half of Iowa and just below zero over central and
southern Iowa by late afternoon.

* Impacts... roads will remain snow covered and slick with
hazardous driving conditions. Blowing and drifting snow will
become more significant through the day. Visibilities will often
be below a mile with near whiteout conditions possible at
times... especially in open and rural areas. The heavy wet nature
of the snow has also coated trees over central and southern
Iowa. Tree damage and localized power outages may become more
likely as the winds increase through the afternoon.

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.

Although the heavy wet consistency of the snow should diminish
later this morning... around six to nine inches of wet snow will
have compacted and settled. This will make removal and shoveling
difficult... especially with the stronger winds and colder
temperatures this afternoon and evening. The elderly and those
with heart concerns should take frequent breaks... remove the snow
in small amounts or seek assistance.



Rev


Record Report

Statement as of 12:52 AM CST on February 01, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Ottumwa...

A record rainfall of 0.56 inches was set at Ottumwa
yesterday... January 31. This breaks the old record of 0.29 set in
1915.


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