Wintry Mix of Wind, Snow, and Ice Brings Dangerous Conditions Thursday

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Snow will end by the early afternoon today, but blowing snow will continue across central Iowa this afternoon and evening.

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for parts of northern and central Iowa until early tomorrow. This includes counties along and north of Hwy 20 as well as Story, Marshall, Jasper and  Poweshiek county.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all other counties including Des Moines and all of southern Iowa. 

So far today most of central Iowa has picked up anywhere between 2 and 4″ of new snowfall. But the wind is making totals hard to measure with certainty. Regardless of snowfall amounts, road conditions remain incredibly poor and will be poor throughout the rest of today.  

The extreme cold also adds an extra threat we haven’t seen yet this season. If you absolutely have to travel, be sure to pack extra clothes, blankets, food, water , and a phone charger. 

Single digit wind chills will arrive by noon today with sub-zero wind chills through most of Friday, the weekend, and early next week. 

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