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Winter Storm Warning to Go Into Effect Friday for North/Central Iowa

The following weather alerts are courtesy the National Weather Service

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
240 PM CST Thu Jan 13 2022

...Winter Storm Friday into Friday Night...

.A winter storm impacts Minnesota and Iowa Friday and Friday
night, with the greatest impacts towards the Interstate 35
corridor. Snow amounts steadily taper off from west to east as
one moves towards the Mississippi River. In addition, east to
northeast winds gusting up to 30 mph could cause patchy blowing
and drifting snow, especially in open areas towards central
Minnesota and Iowa. If you have travel planned, monitor for
forecast for updates and be prepared for hazardous conditions.

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Mitchell-Floyd-Chickasaw-
Including the cities of Osage, Charles City, and New Hampton
240 PM CST Thu Jan 13 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 3 AM CST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7
  inches.

* WHERE...Mitchell, Floyd and Chickasaw Counties.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Friday to 3 AM CST Saturday with the heaviest
  snowfall during the afternoon hours on Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow
  could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions
  will impact mainly the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

For the latest road conditions, check 511ia.org in Iowa,
511mn.org in Minnesota, and 511wi.gov in Wisconsin.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
259 PM CST Thu Jan 13 2022

…Winter Storm to Impact the Area Friday through Early Saturday
Morning…

.A winter storm will impact much of central Iowa Friday into
early Saturday bringing moderate to heavy snow to much of the
area. Travel impacts are expected, especially the afternoon school
departure and the evening commute. 4-10 inches of snow is
expected across the area with locally higher amounts possible. The
winds will be out of the east/northeast and will increase to 15
to 25 mph with a few gusts over 30 mph by Friday night. The wind
will produce pockets of blowing and drifting snow, particularly in
open and rural areas, during the afternoon and evening.

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Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Sac-Calhoun-
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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
259 PM CST Thu Jan 13 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 3 AM CST
SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10
inches.

* WHERE…Northern into Central Iowa.

* WHEN…From 6 AM Friday to 3 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Travel is expected to be difficult. Patchy blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions are expected to impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

For the latest travel conditions, check the Iowa 5 1 1 app or
dial 5 1 1.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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