Blizzard Warning

Published 02/07 2016 03:30PM

Updated 02/07 2016 03:55PM

Issued at: 02/07/2016 7:00:00 PM CST
Expires on: 02/08/2016 12:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Buena Vista IAZ002-003-013-014-021-022-032-MNZ081-089-090-080530- /O.CON.KFSD.BZ.W.0002.160208T0100Z-160208T1800Z/ OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O'BRIEN-CLAY IA-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-IDA- COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD... ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...CHEROKEE... STORM LAKE...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...WINDOM... MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD 326 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY... * TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM EARLY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR FROM LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS MONDAY... WHEN WINDS WILL BE AT THEIR STRONGEST. * WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 TO 55 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH FREQUENT SNOW SHOWERS...TO CAUSE PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE...HOWEVER AMOUNTS COULD VARY GREATLY OVER SMALL DISTANCES DUE TO THE EXPECTED SHOWERY NATURE OF THE SNOWFALL. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE... INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY. 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. && $$