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
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 The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.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.