(Atlantic) The Winter Storm is bearing down on Southwest Iowa is going to be worst than first thought. Jeff Zogg, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says the storm is going to move slower than first predicted.
“We are definitely expecting this storm to be stronger than originally forecast, Zogg said, snowfall amounts maybe a few inches more than we first thought and the winds are going to be stronger too. The storm is moving slower than we thought means it is going to be a little bit stronger, and extremely dangerous and life threatening.”
Zogg says the heavy snow will begin at around 9:00 p.m. with followed by high winds early tomorrow morning.
“The heavy snow will begin falling in southwest Iowa at around 9:00 p.m. and the strong winds will begin to blow at around 3:00 a.m.,” stated Zogg. “The travel conditions will deteriorate quite rapidly between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.”
Zogg says the storm will move through southwest Iowa to Des Moines to Waterloo, with snowfall amounts up to 12 inches with wind speeds up to 50 miles per hour.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect for all of Southwest Iowa from 6:00 p.m. tonight to Noon on Thursday.
December 19, 2012