23 Feb February 23, 2017 by Critical Incident Team in Travel Alerts, United States Friday, Feb 24: Severe weather moving across US: Midwest: blizzard Event: Blizzard Warning Alert: …Blizzard Conditions Expected over North Central and Northwest Iowa Late Thursday Through Early Saturday Morning… .A winter storm will bring a wintry mix of precipitation to Iowa late Thursday into early Saturday morning. The greatest threat for moderate and heavy snowfall is over north central and northwest Iowa. Strong north to northwesterly winds will lead to dangerous travel during periods of heavier snow and conditions will reach or exceed blizzard criteria. …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT… The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday night. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. * TIMING…Rain will transition to snow Thursday night into early Friday morning with winds increasing through the day on Friday. The precipitation and wind are expected to persist into early Saturday morning. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…9 to 13 inches. * WINDS/VISIBILITY…Winds becoming from the north and northwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow and wind. * IMPACTS…Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible as blowing and drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into early Saturday morning.