UPDATED: Blizzard Warning now in effect for local area; 10 to 16″ of snow expected

UPDATED at 3:25pm Thursday – The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a blizzard warning for Floyd, Chickasaw, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Howard counties which will begin at midnight tonight through 6am Saturday.

Latest indications now point to 10 to as much as 16″ of snow, some of which will be heavy on Friday morning and again Friday afternoon.


Charles City, Iowa – Our record breaking spring like weather is officially over for the time being.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Cerro Gordo and Worth counties, a winter storm watch for Chickasaw, Floyd, Howard and Mitchell counties and a winter weather advisory for Butler and Franklin counties.

Rain will begin to enter the area later this afternoon and will continue through tonight, possibly mixing with or changing to snow by Friday morning and continuing through Friday night. Some rain or freezing rain could mix with the snow on Friday at times.

The current storm track calls for as much as 12” in Mason City with lesser amounts to the south and east with Charles City currently predicted to get close to 7”. Any small deviation in the storm track could drop more snow on the local area or less.

Winds will be strong on Friday as well which would potentially create blizzard like conditions.

Keep it tuned to KCHA/Bull for the latest weather related announcements over the next few days.

National Weather Service La Crosse, WI Weather Story


Potential snow accumulations
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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.

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