Weather Alert

Winter Storm Warning in effect for Monday for entire listening area

(Graphics from the National Weather Service)

 

 

…Quick Hitting Spring Storm to Bring Moderate to Heavy Snow to Northern Iowa Late Tonight into Monday…

.A strong early spring storm system continues to move across Iowa this morning. A majority of the snow accumulation will be north of Interstate 80, but some minor accumulation has occurred towards the highway 94 corridor already this morning. Northern Iowa will see snow accumulations exceed 6 inches with areas. The heaviest snow will fall before noon today, impacting the morning commute with snow rates over an inch per hour over much of the warned area.

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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, Hampton,
Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,
Dumont, Waverly, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake,
Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy,
Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley,
Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo,
and Cedar Falls

334 AM CDT Mon Mar 15 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of northern Iowa.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM CDT this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions will impact the Monday morning and perhaps the Monday evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Strong winds from the east may cause blowing snow this morning. Snow rates are expected to exceed 1.5 inches per hour at times. Visibility may lower to 1/2 mile or less at times.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
338 AM CDT Mon Mar 15 2021

…Heavy, Wet Snow to Lead to Travel Impacts Today…

.Expect travel impacts today as snow will spread northeastward through the area, with widespread accumulations of 3 to 6 inches across southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and areas of southwest Wisconsin south of Interstate 90. In addition, a localized band of 6 plus inches is possible across parts of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Farther north, generally expect 1 to 2 inches, though confidence remains on the lower side regarding how far north the heaviest snow will extend. Wind gusts up to 30 mph will also be possible, which could create some drifting snow and poor visibility
as the snow is falling.

Snow is expected to transition to freezing drizzle from south to north this afternoon and into this evening, though accumulations are expected to remain light, owing to warmer temperatures on either side of freezing. Precipitation will taper off or exit during the overnight hours.

Consider altering travel plans today. If you must go out, be sure to check road conditions prior to departing.

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Including the cities of Osage and Charles City
338 AM CDT Mon Mar 15 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy, wet snow expected, with light freezing drizzle possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.

* WHERE…Floyd and Mitchell Counties.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM CDT this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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