(Des Moines) The National Weather Service say a significant winter storm with blizzard conditions will impact much of the state today and tonight.
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Blizzard Warning for Audubon, Cass, Adair, Guthrie, Carroll and Crawford Counties from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday.
Forecaster’s say rain will transition to snow this morning. A period of thunder snow may occur and create heavy snow rates and rapidly deteriorating conditions. Light winds this morning will increase significantly late this morning and into this afternoon.
Three to seven inches of snow is expected with isolated higher amounts. Winds will become northwest today and increase rapidly by late morning. Sustained winds of 25-to-35 miles per hour with gusts in excess of 55-miles per hour will produce whiteout conditions, especially in rural areas causing life threatening blizzard conditions.
Pottawattamie, Shelby, Harrison, and Monona Counties are under a Winter Storm Warning. Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Union, Taylor, Page, and Fremont Counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
February 20, 2014