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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 2:30 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... little change is anticipated through the
morning with continued snow producing widespread visibilities
of a mile or so.

* Storm total snow... widespread accumulations of 8 to 12 inches
are expected. Localized locations along the Interstate 80 and
Highway 30 corridors from Des Moines eastward may receive over a
foot of snow.

* Winds/visibility... northeast winds will gradually increase and
become northerly during the afternoon with gusts increasing to
30 to 35 mph over western and northern Iowa by midday.

* Impacts... roads will remain snow covered and slick with
hazardous driving conditions. Blowing and drifting snow is also
expected to become more problematic and significant through the
day. Visibilities will often be below a mile with near whiteout
conditions possible... 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 occur later today as the winds increase.

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... up to six inches of wet snow will have
compacted and settled. This will make removal and shoveling
difficult. The elderly or those with heart concerns should take
frequent breaks... remove the snow in small amounts or seek
assistance.



Small


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
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Arizona - Dense Fog Advisory
American Samoa - Flash Flood Watch
California - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Connecticut - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - 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 , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Weather Advisory
Massachusetts - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , 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 Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
New Jersey - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning
New Mexico - Record Report , Public Information Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , 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 Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory
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