BLIZZARD WARNING: Snow And Strong Winds Expected

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A late season winter storm is set to impact parts of Central Iowa overnight and early Monday morning.  Temperatures will remain close to the freezing point in Des Moines, which will lead to mix precipitation and limited snow accumulations.  Heavier accumulations will be experienced North of I-80.  The clipper system will begin to affect central Iowa between 11PM and 1AM.  The system will move quickly and exit the state by early Monday morning.

A Blizzard Warning will be in effect from 1AM to 10PM Monday for north central Iowa including Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Winnebago, and Worth counties.  There will also be a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Calhoun, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, and Wright counties for the same time period.  These areas can expect 1-3″ of snow through Monday morning.  The bigger concern though will be strong winds, blowing snow, and reduced visibilities Monday afternoon.

Des Moines will see up to 1″ of snow by noon on Monday.  As always, stay tuned to Ch. 13 and Iowa’s Weather  Channel (13.2 or Mediacom 246) for the latest forecast updates.

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