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Winter Storm Watch

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Thu 01/14/2021 07:00 PM EST

End Time

Fri 01/15/2021 07:00 PM EST

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Headline

...WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...
.A winter storm system will begin to move into the region overnight tonight and continue through Friday. Light precipitation will be a combination of rain, snow, or wintry mix through the day before transitioning over to all snow. There will also likely be a lull in precipitation and overall impacts during the afternoon and evening Thursday before picking back up overnight and lasting through much of Friday, including moderate to heavy snowfall across northern Iowa and light to moderate snowfall south of roughly Highway 20. The snowfall, combined with strong wind gusts pushing 30 to 45 mph or more across the state, will result in degraded visibilities and overall travel conditions, including possible white out conditions in portions of northwest and northern Iowa. Overall conditions will begin to improve Friday evening as snowfall and winds begin to ease.

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Des Moines IA 958 PM CST Wed Jan 13 2021 ...WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY... .A winter storm system will begin to move into the region overnight tonight and continue through Friday. Light precipitation will be a combination of rain, snow, or wintry mix through the day before transitioning over to all snow. There will also likely be a lull in precipitation and overall impacts during the afternoon and evening Thursday before picking back up overnight and lasting through much of Friday, including moderate to heavy snowfall across northern Iowa and light to moderate snowfall south of roughly Highway 20. The snowfall, combined with strong wind gusts pushing 30 to 45 mph or more across the state, will result in degraded visibilities and overall travel conditions, including possible white out conditions in portions of northwest and northern Iowa. Overall conditions will begin to improve Friday evening as snowfall and winds begin to ease. IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>036-141100- /O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0001.210114T0900Z-210115T0000Z/ /O.CON.KDMX.WS.A.0001.210115T0000Z-210116T0000Z/ Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo- Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Hamilton- 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, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, and Webster City 958 PM CST Wed Jan 13 2021 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch on Thursday. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. For the Winter Storm Watch, blizzard conditions possible Thursday night into Friday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches or more possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Northern Iowa. * WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 3 AM to 6 PM CST Thursday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible blizzard conditions. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. &&