BLIZZARD WARNING for Cerro Gordo, Worth, Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Franklin until 6:00 PM

first_img=======================Worth-Including the cities of Northwood and Manly637 AM CST Sat Jan 18 2020…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…* WHAT…Blizzard conditions. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph with visibilities under one quarter of a mile at times.* WHERE…North Central Iowa.* WHEN…Until 6 PM CST this evening.* IMPACTS…Treacherous travel conditions from the already snow and ice packed roads and then the blustery northwest winds causing major visibility restrictions. Gusty winds may damage tree limbs and power lines and lead to power outages.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures will drop drastically today and dangerously cold wind chill values are anticipated by this afternoon and tonight. Tow bans remain in effect for several counties in the warning.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you musttravel, 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 canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1. URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Des Moines IA314 AM CST Sat Jan 18 2020…Blizzard Conditions in Northern Iowa Today….Potent northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gust to 45 to 50 mphare anticipated this morning and throughout much of the day todayover northern Iowa. Light snow is also anticipated and with thefresh snow pack from Friday`s snowfall, widespread blowing snowis forecast and blizzard conditions are expected over northernIowa. Further south, winds are forecast to be slightly less butstill can expect gusts to 40 to 45 mph at times. Significantblowing and drifting snow is anticipated and near whiteoutconditions may occur, especially in rural areas. In addition tothe major visibility restrictions, temperatures will drasticallydrop throughout the day and with the potent winds, dangerouslycold wind chill values well below zero are likely by thisafternoon and evening.IAZ006-016-017-025-026-036-037-047-048-181715-/O.EXA.KDMX.BZ.W.0001.200118T1200Z-200119T0000Z//O.EXT.KDMX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-200118T1200Z/Winnebago-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Wright-Franklin-Hamilton-Hardin-Boone-Story-Including the cities of Forest City, Lake Mills, Garner, Britt,Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond,Hampton, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Boone,and Ames314 AM CST Sat Jan 18 2020…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THISMORNING……BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CSTTHIS EVENING…* WHAT…Areas of freezing drizzle to switch to light snow when the strong northwest winds begin by around sunrise. Then blizzard conditions are expected, especially in rural areas from wind gusts to 40 to 50 mph for much of the day.* WHERE…Northern Iowa.* WHEN…This morning through the afternoon hours today.* IMPACTS…Treacherous travel conditions from the already snow and ice packed roads and then the blustery northwest winds causing major visibility restrictions. Gusty winds may damage tree limbs and power lines and lead to power outages.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures will drop drastically today and dangerously cold wind chill values are anticipated by this afternoon and tonight. Tow bans remain in effect for several counties in the warning.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water inyour vehicle in case of an emergency.Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you musttravel, 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 canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1. FOR THE LATEST WEATHER WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES, CLICK HERElast_img