Blizzard Watch

Published 02/06 2016 03:37AM

Updated 02/06 2016 11:57AM

Issued at: 02/07/2016 3:00:00 PM CST
Expires on: 02/08/2016 12:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Webster IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>037-061745- /O.EXT.KDMX.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/ EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO- POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON- HARDIN- 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...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE... SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY... FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...ACKLEY 333 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016 ...BLIZZARD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... * TIMING...LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY CREATE TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS. && $$

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