Tracking dangerous road conditions, wind chills into Friday

The combination of falling, blowing and drifting snow has created poor driving conditions across portions of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2019 8:39 AM
Updated: Feb. 14, 2019 9:09 PM

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Wind Chill Advisory
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blowing Snow Across Northern Iowa This Afternoon then Bitter Wind Chills Tonight... .A strong cold front currently moving through northwest and northern Iowa will continue to bring about colder temperatures and blowing snow that will reduce visibilities to a mile or less at times and produce slick or icy road conditions. Blowing snow and associated travel hazards will continue through the afternoon before subsiding in the evening and giving way to bitter cold and hazardous wind chills overnight. ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 11 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

 

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Tracking slowly clearing skies today and temps returning to normal.
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