(Des Monies) The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the area counties of Cass, Adair, Audubon, Guthrie, Carroll, Adams, Union, Taylor and Ringgold, starting at 6:00 p.m. this everning to noon on Thursday.This takes the place of the Winter Storm Warning that was issued previously.
Forecasters say precipitation will overspread Western Iowa late this afternoon. Snow is expected along and north of an Atlantic through Jefferson line. Rain is expected in Southern Iowa south of a Bedford to Osceola line. In between...a rain and snow mix is expected. This precipitation will change to all snow this evening before ending Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting 6-to-10 inches of snow will fall in this area by tomorrow morning, The heaviest snow will be along a line from Atlantic to
Adel. The lowest amounts are expected near the Missouri border. Snow drifts several feet deep will be possible given the strong winds of 25-to-35 miles per hour with gusts over 45-miles per hour from midnight through noon Thursday. Blizzard conditions are expected at times with visibility reduced below one quarter of a mile.
Forecastes says very dangerous conditions are expected to develop tonight into Thursday morning, so be prepared for very dangerous travel and Blizzard conditions. In rural areas especially...only travel if you must...other wise stay safe and stay home.
December 19, 2012