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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 20:43 CST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from noon Tuesday to
6 PM CST Wednesday...

* timing... precipitation mainly in the form of snow will spread
west to east across northern Iowa Tuesday. It may mix with some
rain toward Highway 20 initially into Tuesday night... but all
snow is anticipated over northern Iowa and warning wide Wednesday
until diminishing later in the day. Blowing and drifting snow
is also anticipated Wednesday as the wind increases.

* Storm total snow accumulations... 5 to 9 inches of snow are
possible. The snow may be wet and heavy initially Tuesday.

* Winds/visibility... east to southeast wind gusts to 30 mph
Tuesday afternoon... and then northwest winds may gust to 30 to
35 mph during the day Wednesday. Substantial visibility
restrictions due to blowing and drifting snow are likely...
especially Wednesday after most of the snow accumulations.

* Impacts... snow will become slick and snow covered. The snow
and blowing snow will create visibility restrictions and the
combination of these elements will lead to hazardous travel
conditions. This system will likely impact both the Tuesday
evening and Wednesday morning commutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel keep an extra flashlight... food
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.