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(updated) – BLIZZARD WARNING extended to all of western Iowa

Weather

January 14th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

404 AM CST Thu Jan 14 2021

…Blizzard Conditions Western into Central Iowa Tonight into Friday with Significant Travel Impacts Expected…

The first of two waves of wintry precipitation is moving into the state this morning with some limited impacts this morning. There will be a short dry period later this morning into a part of this afternoon before the second wave of precipitation moves into the state. Snow accompanied by strong winds will create blizzard conditions over western Iowa and toward the I-35 corridor tonight into Friday. Significant travel impacts with near impossible travel at times later tonight into Friday is expected. Snow will end Friday night, but travel impacts will linger.

Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold-Pottawattmie-Mills-Montgomery & Page Counties.WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT

* WHAT…Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold-Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties..BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult if not impossible at
times with blowing snow significantly reducing visibility. The
hazardous conditions will impact the Friday morning and evening
commutes. Isolated power outages and tree damage may occur with
the gusty winds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must
travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded,
stay with your vehicle.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.