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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 11:10 PM CST on January 31, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EST on February 01, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 PM CST Sunday...

* short term trends... snow will continue through the night with
heavy snowfall at times. Accumulation by Sunday morning will
rage from 5 to 7 inches over far northern Iowa... with 6 to 10
inches elsewhere. Snow will continue to fall through the day
Sunday with increasing winds and blowing snow.

* Storm total snow... region wide accumulations of 9 to 12 inches
are likely with locally higher amounts just east of i35 near
and south of US 30 to near Highway 34.

* Winds/visibility... turning to northeast 10 to 20 mph by early
Sunday morning... then becoming north 15 to 25 mph and gusty by
Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... roads will become snow covered and hazardous through
the evening hours as rain changes over to snow. Later tonight
and Sunday... heavy snow fall and blowing snow will reduce
visibility and make it difficult to clear the roads...
especially in open and rural areas.

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.

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.




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.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
American Samoa - Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
California - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory , High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Iowa - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Kentucky - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Weather Advisory
Massachusetts - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Michigan - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Nebraska - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
New Hampshire - Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Advisory
New Jersey - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning
New Mexico - Record Report , Public Information Statement
New York - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
North Carolina - Wind Advisory
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory
Ohio - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Oregon - Air Stagnation Advisory
Pennsylvania - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch
Rhode Island - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Tennessee - Wind Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Dense Fog Advisory , Avalanche Warning
Vermont - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Washington - Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
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