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Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 3:51 PM CST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM this
evening to 9 am CST Saturday...
... Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM
CST Sunday...

* what... wintry mixed precipitation tonight into early Saturday.
Snow Saturday night and blizzard conditions Saturday night
into Sunday. Ice accumulations up around one tenth of an inch
through Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches
expected Saturday night. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph
Saturday night into Sunday.

* Where... central Iowa.

* When... for the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM
CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this
evening to 9 am CST Saturday.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult tonight
into Saturday and potentially impossible by Saturday night.
Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to
near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Gusty winds
could bring down tree branches and power lines.

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.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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






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