WEATHER UPDATE — 3-5 inches of snow expected in Winter Storm Watch area, Dense Fog Advisory for eastern part of listening area

Here are the latest weather statements as of 5:00 AM

324 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018
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Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Crawford-Carroll-
Greene-Audubon-

Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
Mason City, Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda,
Gilmore City, Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City,
Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City,
Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Denison, Carroll,
Jefferson, Audubon, and Exira

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…
* WHAT…Blizzard conditions possible. Travel could be very
difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute
on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice
accumulations of a light glaze are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of west central and north central Iowa.

* WHEN…From late tonight through Thursday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 45 mph could
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting
of the snow is also possible. Cold wind chills as low as 20
below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to
exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch for blizzard conditions means there is a
potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and
extremely poor visibilities. This can lead to whiteout conditions
and make travel very dangerous.

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Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-
Clayton-Dodge-Olmsted-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Crawford-Richland-
Grant-

Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon,
Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Dodge Center,
Rochester, Austin, Preston, Caledonia, Prairie Du Chien,
Richland Center, and Platteville
305 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING…

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Dense Fog
Advisory, which is in effect until 11 AM CST this morning.

* VISIBILITY…a half mile or less through the morning.

* IMPACTS…Limited visibility in the dense fog will make travel
difficult. In addition, this fog may deposit frost and ice on
untreated roadways, especially bridges, producing slippery
travel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving…slow down…
use your headlights…and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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