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Watches & Warnings

Blizzard Warning
Issued: 8:59 PM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST Sunday...

* what... blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
6 to 12 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected
along the axis of heaviest snowfall. Elsewhere, expect between 4
and 7 inches of snowfall. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph later
tonight and Sunday. Significant blowing and drifting snow
through Sunday with near whiteout conditions through the
overnight hours.

* Where... west central and northern Iowa.

* When... until 6 PM CST Sunday.

* Additional details... travel will be very difficult to
dangerous. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce
visibility. Strong winds could bring down tree branches and
cause isolated power outages. Weak flat roof structures may be
damaged by the combination of new snow and existing snowpack
in areas that receive the highest snowfall totals.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.

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