Blizzard Watch

Published 02/06 2016 09:53PM

Updated 02/06 2016 09:58PM

Issued at: 02/07/2016 3:00:00 PM CST
Expires on: 02/08/2016 12:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Buena Vista IAZ002-003-013-014-021-022-032-071200- /O.CON.KFSD.BZ.A.0002.160207T2100Z-160208T1800Z/ OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O'BRIEN-CLAY IA-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-IDA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD... ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...CHEROKEE... STORM LAKE...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK 948 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016 ...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... * TIMING...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. * WINDS / VISIBILITIES...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN FALLING OR BLOWING SNOW. WITH TEMPERATURES RISING INTO THE 30S ON SATURDAY...THERE IS UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW MUCH EXISTING SNOW COVER WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH IS POSSIBLE. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO...INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS. $$