USA: Midwest: Blizzard warning

23
Feb

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 The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.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.