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Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Audubon; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Greene; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Icy Conditions Continue this Morning... ...Blizzard Conditions Develop This Evening Through Sunday... .Freezing rain will persist until around 9 AM today for areas north of Interstate 80. Temperatures will warm enough to change some areas across central Iowa, including the Des Moines Metro, Ames, and Webster City over to rain by mid-morning. The wintry mix will persist however for northern and northwest Iowa through the day. Travel difficulties will continue for areas where freezing rain persists today. By late afternoon and evening, much colder air will change precipitation quickly over to snow from west to east across central Iowa. Snow will become heavy at times this evening with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour likely from Omaha to Fort Dodge to Webster City. Total snowfall of 6 to 10 inches likely along this axis of heaviest snow. Strong winds will accompany the heavy snow producing blizzard conditions. Snow amounts are expected to be lighter south of this heavier axis, with generally 2 to 5 inches expected from 2 to 5 inches from Waterloo to Des Moines towards SW Iowa. Even so the combination of snow and very strong winds will make travel difficult tonight. Although snow ends, winds will continue to impact travel on Sunday. There remains some uncertainty as to where the heaviest snow band will set up Saturday afternoon and evening as the main storm crosses Iowa. A small shift in the track of the storm will greatly impact snow amounts and the extent of blizzard conditions over the region tonight. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Wintry mixed precipitation through today with light glazing expected. Snow will develop by late afternoon, becoming heavy at times this evening. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph tonight and Sunday to produce Blizzard conditions.

* WHERE...North and North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM today. For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may be difficult today and potentially impossible tonight and Sunday. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Strong winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.

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. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Blizzard Warning

Areas Affected: Audubon; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Greene; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Icy Conditions Continue this Morning... ...Blizzard Conditions Develop This Evening Through Sunday... .Freezing rain will persist until around 9 AM today for areas north of Interstate 80. Temperatures will warm enough to change some areas across central Iowa, including the Des Moines Metro, Ames, and Webster City over to rain by mid-morning. The wintry mix will persist however for northern and northwest Iowa through the day. Travel difficulties will continue for areas where freezing rain persists today. By late afternoon and evening, much colder air will change precipitation quickly over to snow from west to east across central Iowa. Snow will become heavy at times this evening with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour likely from Omaha to Fort Dodge to Webster City. Total snowfall of 6 to 10 inches likely along this axis of heaviest snow. Strong winds will accompany the heavy snow producing blizzard conditions. Snow amounts are expected to be lighter south of this heavier axis, with generally 2 to 5 inches expected from 2 to 5 inches from Waterloo to Des Moines towards SW Iowa. Even so the combination of snow and very strong winds will make travel difficult tonight. Although snow ends, winds will continue to impact travel on Sunday. There remains some uncertainty as to where the heaviest snow band will set up Saturday afternoon and evening as the main storm crosses Iowa. A small shift in the track of the storm will greatly impact snow amounts and the extent of blizzard conditions over the region tonight. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Wintry mixed precipitation through today with light glazing expected. Snow will develop by late afternoon, becoming heavy at times this evening. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph tonight and Sunday to produce Blizzard conditions.

* WHERE...North and North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM today. For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may be difficult today and potentially impossible tonight and Sunday. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Strong winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.

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. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Blizzard Warning

Areas Affected: Boone; Cass; Franklin; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin

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Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Boone; Cass; Franklin; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Icy Conditions Continue this Morning... ...Blizzard Conditions Develop This Evening Through Sunday... .Freezing rain will persist until around 9 AM today for areas north of Interstate 80. Temperatures will warm enough to change some areas across central Iowa, including the Des Moines Metro, Ames, and Webster City over to rain by mid-morning. The wintry mix will persist however for northern and northwest Iowa through the day. Travel difficulties will continue for areas where freezing rain persists today. By late afternoon and evening, much colder air will change precipitation quickly over to snow from west to east across central Iowa. Snow will become heavy at times this evening with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour likely from Omaha to Fort Dodge to Webster City. Total snowfall of 6 to 10 inches likely along this axis of heaviest snow. Strong winds will accompany the heavy snow producing blizzard conditions. Snow amounts are expected to be lighter south of this heavier axis, with generally 2 to 5 inches expected from 2 to 5 inches from Waterloo to Des Moines towards SW Iowa. Even so the combination of snow and very strong winds will make travel difficult tonight. Although snow ends, winds will continue to impact travel on Sunday. There remains some uncertainty as to where the heaviest snow band will set up Saturday afternoon and evening as the main storm crosses Iowa. A small shift in the track of the storm will greatly impact snow amounts and the extent of blizzard conditions over the region tonight. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Wintry mixed precipitation until 9 AM today. Snow to develop by 6 PM, becoming heavy heavy at times this evening. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph tonight and Sunday will produce Blizzard Conditions.

* WHERE...North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 9 AM today. For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may be difficult today and potentially impossible tonight and Sunday. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Strong winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.

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. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

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Blizzard Warning

Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Major Winter Storm to Impact Region Tonight and Sunday... .A mix of precipitation types will spread into the area from the southwest later today. The storm track will go across our area making for a mix of snow to the north and west, with mainly rain to the east and south. Snowfall will be heaviest and most consistent from north central Iowa, across southeast Minnesota, into north central Wisconsin. Snowfall in the 8 to 12 inch range can be expected with locally higher amounts possible. Lower amounts will fall south and east of there, but there will still be impact. In addition, strong west to northwest winds will develop later tonight which could lead to blizzard conditions. Travel could become dangerous or impossible depending on the severity of drifting and visibility. Road closures are likely in areas impacted by the blizzard conditions. Travel is not recommended tonight. Plan now for the wintry conditions. Adjust or cancel travel plans if possible. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 11 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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. The latest road conditions for Iowa and Minnesota can be found on-line at 511ia.org and 511mn.org.


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