Blizzard Warning

Published 02/07 2016 09:37PM

Updated 02/07 2016 10:03PM

Issued at: 02/07/2016 9:32:00 PM CST
Expires on: 02/08/2016 6:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Webster IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>049-057>059-081145- /O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/ EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO- POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN- WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE- BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY... LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT... KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS... ROLFE...FONDA...GILMORE CITY...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION... BELMOND...HAMPTON...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK... GREENE...APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...SAC CITY... LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY... ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE... WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER... REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS... DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN... AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY... PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL 932 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST MONDAY... * SHORT TERM TRENDS...COLD AIR WILL SURGE INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT WHICH WILL BRING WITH IT EVEN STRONGER WIND SPEEDS AND SNOW SHOWERS WITH OCCASIONAL BURSTS OF HEAVIER SNOW. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND PRODUCING SOME BLOWING SNOW...FALLING SNOW AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND AN INCH WITH NARROW BANDS OF LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES...PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS AND DURING HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS. * IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES ALONG WITH DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS TRAVEL IN SOME AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS THAT ARE OPEN OR UNPROTECTED. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY...EVEN ACROSS INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS. 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. && $$

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