[Thursday 1/23/2020 9:05 PM]: We have issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southeast Iowa. 4 to 5 inches of snowfall is possible in portions of the advisory area. Most of the snowfall will occur overnight. Please be careful while driving. Several slick spots are expected. Travel impacts will likely linger into portions of the afternoon. This may affect the morning commute for communities in southeast Iowa. ... See more
Precipitation is back in the forecast for an extended period beginning late tonight and continuing into Friday. Light snow, mixed at times with rain is expected on and off during this time with light to moderate accumulations over much of central Iowa by late Friday. Temperatures will be near freezing for much of the event, so some melting from roads and highways is expected during the day. However, at night, roads and highways may see snow and slush accumulate leading to hazardous travel. For the latest updates on the forecast, please visit us at www.weather.gov/dmx ... See more
Thank You to Life Church, our local Red Cross volunteers, and 10-15 Transit for offering this service.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Alert! Please take a minute to clear ice off your homes intakes and exhausts or it may back up into your home. CO has no odor, can’t see it- the silent killer! Do you have CO alarms? Are they where they need to be? Are the batteries fresh? Are the alarms expired? Ask yourself these questions or reach out to your local fire department as it might save your families life! Stay warm and safe! ... See more
253 PM CST Sat Jan 18 2020 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST SUNDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 25 below zero. * WHERE...Central and southern Iowa. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon CST Sunday. * IMPACTS...The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. ... See more
Updated Forecast Information: Worth County along with counties in southern Minnesota have been added to the Blizzard Warning for today. Travel will become extremely difficult and dangerous over northern Iowa today due to strong winds, blowing snow and near white out conditions at times. ... See more
Even with snow tapering off this evening, poor conditions will continue overnight and into tomorrow as freezing rain/drizzle, very strong winds, bitter cold, and white out to near white out conditions remain. The very strong winds will likely cause periods of drastically reduced visibility from blowing snow, including blizzard to near blizzard conditions possible in NW Iowa. Elsewhere, periodic visibility reductions will be possible, adding to already hazardous travel conditions from the wind alone. ... See more
Friday 6:36 AM 1/17/2020 Update on Winter Storm Across Iowa
Here are a couple of slides from our 4 am briefing. There is still some uncertainty on the timing of transition from snow to freezing rain and exact amount of ice we may see. This storm system will bring a lot of moisture and the major concern is that the snow will be wet and heavy prior to switching to ice. This has the potential to impact trees and power lines. ... See more
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