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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
818 AM CST Fri Jan 14 2022

...Winter Storm Today Into Tonight...

.A winter storm impacts Minnesota and Iowa today into tonight,
with the greatest impacts towards the Interstate 35 corridor. Snow
amounts steadily taper off from west to east through the region.
In addition, east to northeast winds gusting up to 30 mph could
cause patchy blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and
unsheltered areas. If you have travel planned, be prepared for
possible hazardous conditions, and consider altering or delaying
your trip.

IAZ008-018-019-142230-
/O.CON.KARX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-220115T0900Z/
Mitchell-Floyd-Chickasaw-
Including the cities of Osage, Charles City, and New Hampton
818 AM CST Fri Jan 14 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 7
  inches.

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

* WHEN...The heaviest snow falls from mid-morning through the
  afternoon, tapering off this evening. The precipitation should
  come to an end shortly after midnight.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
  conditions will 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 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
322 AM CST Fri Jan 14 2022

...Winter Storm to Impact the Area Today through Early Saturday
Morning...

.A winter storm will impact much of central Iowa today into early
Saturday, bringing with it moderate to heavy snowfall. Travel
impacts are expected to be significant at times, especially
during afternoon school departures and the evening commute.
Widespread amounts of 6 to 10 inches of snow is expected across
the warning area with locally higher amounts possible. Winds will
be out of the east to northeast and will increase to 15 to 25 mph
with a few gusts over 30 mph tonight. The winds, combined with
snow, will yield very low visibilities at times and produce
pockets of blowing and drifting snow, particularly in open, rural
areas.

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/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0001.220114T1200Z-220115T0900Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Sac-Calhoun-
Webster-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-
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
322 AM CST Fri Jan 14 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to
  10 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WHERE...Much of of northern, central, and southern 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.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
818 AM CST Fri Jan 14 2022

...Winter Storm Today Into Tonight...

.A winter storm impacts Minnesota and Iowa today into tonight,
with the greatest impacts towards the Interstate 35 corridor. Snow
amounts steadily taper off from west to east through the region.
In addition, east to northeast winds gusting up to 30 mph could
cause patchy blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and
unsheltered areas. If you have travel planned, be prepared for
possible hazardous conditions, and consider altering or delaying
your trip.

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/O.CON.KARX.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-220115T0900Z/
Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Fayette-Clayton-
Including the cities of Cresco, Decorah, Waukon, Oelwein,
and Elkader
818 AM CST Fri Jan 14 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.
  Light snow on top of any surfaces covered with ice from this
  morning`s freezing drizzle will make for especially slick
  conditions.

* WHERE...Howard, Clayton, Allamakee, Winneshiek and Fayette
  Counties.

* WHEN...The heaviest snow falls from late this morning through
  the afternoon, tapering off this evening. The precipitation
  should come to an end shortly after midnight.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions will impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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

Mark Pitz

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