Snow begins Wednesday afternoon in central Iowa

Snow starts Wednesday afternoon



PREPARING TO TRAVEL. WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, JASON? YES, SO NOW WE HAVE QUIET CONDITIONS OUTSIDE. YOU LOOK UP SOMETHING, THERE IS STILL A LITTLE SNOW ON THE ROADS FROM PREVIOUS SNOW SNOWS WE HAVE HAD. IT’S COLD, THOUGH, TWO BELOW. IT FEELS LIKE THE TEMPERATURE IS AT 16 BELOW. SO THE CRAZY COLD HAS ARRIVED FOR MANY OF US. NO SNOW YET. YOU MAY SEE SOME SNOW SHOWERS IN THE NORTHWEST PORTION OF THE STATE. OTHERWISE IT’S GOING TO TAKE US A LITTLE BIT TO BUILD THAT UP AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE DAY. WE ARE CLOUDY FOR MANY OF US, HOWEVER. AND AS WE GO OUT HERE, WELL, THINGS GO FROM GOOD TO VERY BAD VERY QUICKLY HERE. WE ACTUALLY HAVE A BLAZARD THAT IS IN EFFECT UPWARDS ACROSS MINNESOTA. THEY HAVE WIND COLD WARNINGS AND WIND THERMAL WATCHES AFTER THE WEST AS WELL. AND YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF IOWA UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING BEGINNING AT 6 PM TONIGHT. AND ALTHOUGH IT IS START TIME, WE WILL PROBABLY BE TALKING ABOUT SNOW FALLING ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE A LITTLE BEFORE. AND THIS WINTER STORM WARNING EXPIRES AT 6 AM SATURDAY. SO THE SPEED OF OUR WIND RIGHT NOW IS NOT BAD. AND AGAIN, FOR MUCH OF TODAY, THOSE WIND SPEEDS WILL NOT BE BAD. WE WILL PROBABLY NOT SEE THAT SNOW DRIFT TODAY, BUT WE WILL DEFINITELY SEE IT FALL. AND THAT’S GOING TO MAKE SOME DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS LATER THIS AFTERNOON. COLD WIND ALREADY FRIGO. THAT, 18 DOWN TO MASON CITY, 16 DOWN UP IN SOMETHING. THAT THE 12 HOUR FORECAST WILL GET WARMER. WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE UPPER TEENS IN THE LOWER TWENTIES THIS AFTERNOON, BUT THAT COMES WITH THAT CHANCE OF SNOW. AND AS YOU CAN SEE IN YOUR 12 HOUR FORECAST HERE, ALEX, TO START AT TWO OR 3 PM ON THE SUBWAY. SO IF YOU NEED TO LEAVE THE CITY FOR YOUR TRAVEL PLANS, YOU WILL WANT TO LEAVE THE CITY BEFORE THEN, ESPECIALLY IF THOSE PLANS TAKE YOU NORTH OR WEST. LET’S TRACK THE SNOW FOR YOU HERE. 6 AM HAS A LITTLE OF THAT SNOW TO THE NORTHWEST BY 2 PM WE HAVE IT ACROSS THE WEST HALF OF THE STATE. THAT’S WHY WE WANT TO TAKE NOTE. THIS IS JUST A LITTLE EARLIER THAN WE WERE LOOKING AT YESTERDAY. AND YOU CAN SEE THE SNOW CONTINUES TO PICK TO THE EAST BY 8 PM WE ARE FAIRLY COVERED BY IT AND IT WILL RUN EAST ACROSS THE STATE. IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING THERE IS STILL SNOW FALL, MAINLY IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE. WATCH FOR BRIGHT WINDS AND EARLY THURSDAY. WE ARE TALKING GUSTS TO 35 MPH AND WILL PROBABLY SEE THEM INCREASE A LITTLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SO ALTHOUGH WE WILL NOT BE SEEING SNOW FALL THURSDAY OR EVEN FRIDAY, WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE WINDS, IT IS GOING TO BLOW ALL THAT SNOW AROUND AND CREATE SOME VERY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. SO IF YOUR TRAVEL PLANS PUT YOU ON THE ROAD ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY WE ARE TALKING A VERY DIFFICULT ROAD FOR YOU AND AT TIMES POSSIBLY IMPASSABLE PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEASTERN STATE LIKELY TO PICK UP MOST I SAY MAYBE 7 AM TO 8 INCHES OUTSIDE OF IT. OTHERWISE 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS A WIDE AREA OF THE STATE. AND AGAIN, WITH THE WINDS THAT WILL HAVE FOR MULTIPLE DAYS HERE, WHICH WILL LEAD TO A VERY DIFFICULT TRIP, THOSE TEMPERATURES BAC

Snow starts Wednesday afternoon

The models got things a bit early with the snow, so it looks like this afternoon’s commute home from work could be affected. Interactive Radar | Weather Advisories We will likely continue to see snow through noon Thursday with winds ranging from gusts to 35-45 mph throughout the day. Even after the snow has finished falling it will blow like crazy from these winds and continue through Saturday morning. afternoon. We will likely be 30 degrees below or colder due to wind chill Thursday morning through Saturday morning. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings seem like terrible times to be on the road. If people are looking to get away for the holiday weekend, the sooner the better today. Temperatures remain cool with highs in the sub-zero single digits on Thursday and Friday and above-zero single digits on Saturday. We climb back into the teens on Sunday and Monday with another chance of snow on Monday. LOOK: How to be prepared for the dangers of winter weather. Forecast: Today: Cloudy with periods of late snow. High 21F. ESE winds 10 to 15 mph. Snow probability 80%. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.Tonight: Snow. The winds will pick up late. Blizzard areas. I go down near -5F. Winds from the N 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Snow probability 90%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected. Thursday: Cloudy and windy. High -1F. NW winds 20-30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. Under -9F. WNW winds 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy and windy. High -1F. WNW winds 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

The models got things a bit early with the snow, so it looks like this afternoon’s commute home from work could be affected.

interactive radar | weather alerts

We will likely continue to see snow through noon Thursday with winds ranging from gusts to 35 to 45 mph throughout the day. Even after the snow is done falling it will blow like crazy from these winds and that will continue through Saturday morning.

The chills will also be chilling with sub-zero temperatures starting early Thursday morning and lasting through Sunday afternoon. We will likely be 30 degrees below or colder due to wind chill Thursday morning through Saturday morning.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings seem like terrible times to be on the road. If people are looking to get away for the holiday weekend, the sooner the better today. Temperatures remain cool with highs in the sub-zero single digits on Thursday and Friday and above-zero single digits on Saturday. We climb back into the teens on Sunday and Monday with another chance of snow on Monday.

LOOK: How to be prepared for the dangers of winter weather.

Forecast:

Today: Cloudy with periods of snow late. High 21F. ESE winds 10 to 15 mph. Snow probability 80%. Accumulated snow 1 to 3 inches.

Tonight: Snow. The winds will pick up late. Blizzard areas. I go down near -5F. Winds from the N 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Snow probability 90%. 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected.

Thursday: Cloudy and windy. High -1F. NW winds 20-30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy sky with gusts of wind. Under -9F. WNW winds 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy and windy. High -1F. WNW winds 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

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