'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0', Forecasted gusts of 32 to 50 miles per hour are expected to be associated with this storm. Officials believe that travel could be very difficult because areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. ABC News By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A strong storm system is producing lots of wind and snow in the Central U.S., with a blizzard warning issued for five states, from Minnesota to Missouri. Road conditions on designated snow routes are improving as the city's department of public works continues to clear roadways, according to Des Moines police spokesman Paul Parizek. Friday travel will still remain hazardous at times due to blowing and drifting snow. “Central Iowa is experiencing blizzard conditions, but staff are hard at work ensuring the campus is safe,” a post on the college’s website says. 'align', 'middle', The western half of the state is under a blizzard warning until 6 p.m. Friday. If you are in the Blizzard Warning, do not travel Friday morning and afternoon. In Faribault County, Minnesota, a possible 5-9 inches of new snow and wind gusts near 50 mph are predicted with this storm. 'width', '200', The Altoona Public Works Department estimates all residential roads will be cleared by mid-afternoon today. Awesome! Blizzard warning for Central US, 15 states on alert for damaging winds and heavy snow 1 day ago. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and the cold wind chills as … All expire early Thursday morning after the snow moves out. .stylestylefooter6 {color: #FFFFFF} However, roads conditions are worse farther east. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A strong cold front has brought a blizzard with heavy snow and winds of up to 50 mph to eastern Nebraska and the western half 'salign', '' (Des Moines) The National Weather Service in Des Moines issued a Blizzard Warning for all of Western Iowa from midnight tonight to 6:00 p.m. on Friday. According to Iowa 511, Interstate Highway south of Des Moines was completely covered with snow and blowing and drifting snow, and whiteout conditions were possible. Side streets should be cleared around noon Saturday. Buffington also provided the latest data regarding hospitalizations in the region. Blizzard warning in Des Moines lifted; winter weather advisory in effect. kiwa 3 days ago January 15, 2021. (KELO.com) — Sioux Falls is under a blizzard warning for Thursday night and most of Friday. Your reaction is... 1. The statewide winter storm today has been upgraded to a blizzard warning in northwest Iowa, while more snow accumulation has been forecast across the state. Blizzard warning issued for Midwest as storm moves into Northeast – National News. In Minnesota, Faribault County is under a Blizzard Warning while Freeborn County will be under a Winter Storm Warning. Due to the forecast for severe weather and the Blizzard Warning in effect thru tomorrow night, Friday is a "virtual snow day" at DMPS. You need to be in control of your car when accelerating based on road conditions. 10 places to visit that shaped Martin Luther King Jr.'s march in history. The western half of Iowa was under a blizzard warning from midnight Thursday through much of Friday morning. More: Here's how much snow accumulation is in Des Moines from Friday's storm. 'src', 'http://newscast.cbsradionewsfeed.com/RemotePlayer/CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', The Blizzard Warning is in effect for far northwest Missouri, western Iowa, far eastern sections of Nebraska and South Dakota along with southwest Minnesota. Keep head lights and tail lights clear of snow. The National Weather Service in Omaha issued a blizzard warning for Burt, Cedar, Thurston and Wayne Counties from midnight tonight until 6 a.m. Friday. 'name', 'CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', 'wmode', 'window', And while that warning was changed to a winter weather advisory for much of central Iowa, western Iowa remains under a blizzard warning until 6 p.m. Friday. The blizzard warning has expanded to include parts of central Iowa including the Des Moines metro. Be aware that ramps and bridges may freeze before other roadway segments. Reported Friday totals from around the state: A number of schools in metro Des Moines have canceled all classes for Friday because of weather conditions. Des Moines and other central Iowa communities are digging out from a winter storm that brought about a half a foot of snow to central Iowa communities. ️ See More. Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts | Closings | Road Conditions. Some other metro sledding favorites are Campbell Park, 12385 Woodlands Parkway in Clive;  Ewing Park, 5300 Indianola Ave. in Des Moines; and Southwoods Park, 350 S. 35th St. in West Des Moines. The blizzard warning also extends into southern South Dakota and western and central Iowa. At 7 a.m. Friday, a total of 6.1 inches of snow was reported in Des Moines. The National Weather Service said high winds and a mix of rain and snow will combine for difficult conditions. 3pm for Dodge, Mower, and Olmsted counties. For more click on the red alert bar at the top of the page and/or head to this link = The red area is a BLIZZARD WARNING = The pink area is a WINTER STORM WARNING = The purple area is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY A blizzard warning was issued for parts of northeast Nebraska as snow fell and wind gusts were forecast to reach as high as 60 mph on Wednesday, December … 'bgcolor', '#ffffff', Five tips to stay safe on icy, snowy roads in Iowa. Nine stalled, stuck or disabled vehicles were also assisted. The National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings for the area due to the oncoming snow event. Des Moines Public Works Director Jonathan Gano said most city snow routes will be cleared by noon Friday. 'id', 'CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', Snow will continue to fall especially across the west side of the state through the afternoon and evening, but will end by midnight. A blizzard warning will go into effect at 12pm for Freeborn, Steele, Hancock, Winnebago, and Worth counties. Sites in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Waterloo remain open but may close depending on local conditions. Hy-Vee dietitian, Jenn Blaser, joins Helpful Smiles TV for an episod... e of Helpful Smile LIVE. Nineteen stalled, stuck or disabled vehicles were also assisted. Better hurry to Hy-Vee to stock up on the essentials! Between them will be a short dry period. 'quality', 'high', Today at 1:00 PM. 3:00 PM UPDATE: The Blizzard Warning originally in effect for the majority of the WOWT viewing area (including the Omaha Metro), has … Story County will be under a blizzard warning from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday as the county could get 5 to 7 inches of snow and wind gusts as high as 35 mph. As if the winter blast wasn’t enough, now the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Kossuth County. While central and eastern Iowa are seeing improving visibility Friday morning, conditions west of Interstate Highway 35 “continue to be very hazardous,” said Mike Fowle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Test Iowa drive-thru sites in Council Bluffs and Des Moines are closed Friday because of the weather. A reminder to residents that snowplows will need to make several passes through neighborhood roads, filling driveways with snow — an issue public works director Scott Atzen says is a necessary evil in order to clear roads completely to allow for on-road parking. See you soon! In odd/even Neighborhoods, park on the odd side of the street. 'play', 'true', 'devicefont', 'false', Editor's note: If your newspaper is buried under a mountain of snow, you can read our e-edition for free on Friday. Blizzard warning criteria from the NWS are wind gusts of 35 mph or greater and one-quarter of mile visibility or less that lasts up to three hours. 'movie', 'http://newscast.cbsradionewsfeed.com/RemotePlayer/CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', The National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings for the area due to the oncoming snow event. Essentially, two waves of wintry precipitation are moving into the area. BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. The Iowa511 traffic alert system gave the snowy roads update as of noon. Visibilities along I-35 are down to half a mile and below a quarter mile at some NWS observation sites. Check the weather forecast and road conditions before driving. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, with additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and wind gusts as high as 30 to 40 mph. 'menu', 'true', Update: Blizzard Warning extended to 9 p.m. Blizzard warning blankets entire viewing area; Blizzard Warning in effect as white-out conditions reported in some areas; Updated: Multiple flood warnings and tornado watches remain in effect; Flood Warning remains in effect in Floyd County; StormTeam 3: Wind Chill Advisory up as Blizzard Warning ends Des Moines and Ames are forecast to receive 3-6". Here are some other central Iowa totals: The blizzard warning has been lifted through north central and south central Iowa, including in Polk, Story, Warren and Wright counties. 3. The kids will be home all day and bouncing off the walls. “North-central and northwest Iowa, we’re looking at over six inches likely up there, a little less as you get south towards the Des Moines metro and into west-central and southwest Iowa,” Martin says. Hy-Vee. EEO Public File - KIOW Public Inspection File - KHAM Public Inspection FileADMIN, Winnebago and Hancock County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Buffington has provided the latest COVID-19 numbers in the immediate two county listening area. Drive below the posted speed limit when road conditions are less than ideal. 'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain', The kids could get a day off from school Friday! DES MOINES, Iowa — Blizzard conditions over much of Iowa are causing significanttravel issues Friday. North central Iowa again finds itself under blizzard and winter storm warnings today. Winter Storm, Blizzard Warnings in effect for north-central Iowa (Graphic from National Weather Service-Des Moines) Here are the latest advisories as of 4:30 Thursday morning. Winter Weather Advisory out for other areas where impacts are expected to be somewhat less. Holy $#@%! Today at 1:00 PM. A Blizzard Warning is posted for much of the state’s western half from 6 o’clock tonight through 6 tomorrow night. Head out this weekend as long as the white stuff sticks from sunrise to sunset. For more click on the red alert bar at the top of the page and/or head to this link. The blizzard warning is expected to continue through early evening across that area, Fowle said, where strong winds and snowfall will persist. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for most of central Iowa until 6 PM. Blizzard warning in effect for western Iowa. 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No injuries were reported as a result of those accidents. Cerro Gordo and Worth will go under a Winter Storm Warning. From 6:00 a.m.-noon Friday, the Des Moines Police Department responded to an additional 13 vehicle crashes, with one crash involving a minor injury. (KMAland) -- The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for all of western Iowa and parts of northwest Missouri for Thursday night through Friday. If you have to drive on slick roads during an Iowa winter, here are tips on how to more safely travel. Strong winds coupled with moderate to heavy snow in the forecast will make travel difficult if not impossible at times, with blowing snow reducing visibility. 2. Starting Friday afternoon, the city’s snow plows will move into residential areas and continue into the evening and overnight. BLIZZARD Warning. “Those staff members who are able to travel safely will conduct the work of the College.”. However, caution is still advised. There will be no activities/athletics and no Metro Kids care.https://t.co/A3IsXk9eo4. Among those that have closed are Ankeny, Johnston, Waukee and Southeast Polk. As the wind subsides, the blizzard warning will likely be downgraded by the afternoon. The forecast is now calling for 4-8 inches of snow in the Hancock, Wright, Kossuth, Palo Alto, and Winnebago Counties tonight. Currently, the area is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6pm, but because of the shift in the approaching system, the area will see heavier snow amounts causing problems with local commutes. The winds could cause blizzard like and white out conditions on area roads. Iowa Food & Family Project. Visibilities along I-35 are down to half a mile and below a quarter mile at some NWS observation sites. The National Weather Service blizzard warning continues for the western half of the state until 6 p.m. A winter weather advisory for most of the eastern half of the state is in effect until 6 p.m. as well. Winter road conditions often result in longer stopping distances and reduced visibility. A blizzard warning for the Perry area is in effect from Midnight Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the National Weather Service offices in Johnston. .stylestylefooter5 {font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; font-size: 16px; color: #FFFFFF; } Expect wind gusts over 35 mph along with heavy snow through the morning will reduce visibility under a mile at times. The warning will go into effect from midnight tonight to 6 pm on Saturday. From 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, the Des Moines Police Department responded to 11 vehicle crashes, with one crash involving a minor injury. On I-35 north of Des Moines, the road was also completely covered. Classes for all students will be held online. The worst has passed in Des Moines, where inclement weather peaked overnight. Hy-Vee. Friday morning, the roadway was completely covered with snow from close to U.S. Highway 71, through metro Des Moines and nearly to Iowa City. Blizzard conditions will remain in Siouxland, as heavy snow and gusting … The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has declared a Blizzard Warn... ing for most of Iowa with high winds and snow. To limit time waiting outside for your bus, DART is encouraging riders to use the following resources: At 6 a.m. Friday, 5.1 inches of snow were reported at the Des Moines International Airport. “Travel is strongly discouraged at this time,” said Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. Hy-Vee. Simpson College is open Friday. Paul Parizek. At 6 a.m. Friday, 5.1 inches of snow were reported at the Des Moines International Airport. 'loop', 'true', Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Snow removal has transitioned to residential streets, where a snow ordinance is in effect from noon-7 p.m. Vehicles should not be parked on residential streets. .stylestylefooter7 {font-size: 15px; font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;} Maintain a reasonable speed and safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you. Snowfall could be heavy. The Altoona Police Department says there were nine accidents and five calls for assistance between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. Cerro Gordo and Worth will go under a Winter Storm Warning. Blizzard conditions and total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are forecast, with winds gusting as high as 45 mph over southwest and parts of central Iowa. January 14, 2021 January 15, 2021. Blizzard conditions are expected in northeast Nebraska again this week. A Blizzard Warning as been issued for Winnebago, Wright, Kossuth, and Hancock Counties. Heavy snowfall will likely cause temporary detours and delays for buses, the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority said Friday. We … SIOUX CITY -- Highways in Northwest Iowa remain partially to completely covered with snow and ice midday Friday, as a blizzard warning remains in effect through 6 … 'allowFullScreen', 'false', The National Weather Service is still urging caution while traveling due to slick roads, especially in rural areas. Wind Gusts Friday (WOWT). If you have to drive on slick roads during an Iowa winter, here are tips on how to more safely travel, courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation: You can keep abreast of developments that affect your going out plans and safety at DesMoinesRegister.com on any device, and with the Register's mobile and tablet apps and on Facebook and Twitter. The National Weather Service has placed most of Iowa under some sort of watch or warning. Access the e-edition at https://desmoinesregister-ia.newsmemory.com. Blizzard conditions were expected in northwest Iowa and a winter storm warning is in effect in the western part of the state. 'height', '100', Virtually all of Iowa west of I-35, including Greene County, is in a blizzard warning Thursday night and Friday. Forecasters say the first two waves of wintry precipitation are moving into the state this morning with limited impacts. After the initial layer of snow is removed, public works warns residents that intersections and ramps will be slick as a result of packed snow and ice. But blowing snow and potential freezing drizzle Des Moines means caution should still be exercised, Fowle said. Because of Thursday’s rain, the city could not put down salt brine, leaving the risk of main roads becoming icy and slick, Gano said. Blizzard Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories will be in effect Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. All winter session classes are online and will meet as scheduled. “The main thing is, if you don't have to travel today, travel would be discouraged,” Fowle said. ️ See More. Here are some other central Iowa totals: While central and eastern Iowa are seeing improving visibility Friday morning, conditions west of Interstate Highway 35 “continue to be very hazardous,” said Mike Fowle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Emergency dispatchers were reporting multiple vehicles in ditches. Today at 1:27 PM. Winds will be the major reason for the Blizzard Warning which will take effect at 6pm Thursday night and continue until 6pm Friday evening. You can keep abreast of developments that affect your going out plans and safety at, https://desmoinesregister-ia.newsmemory.com, Here's how much snow accumulation is in Des Moines from Friday's storm, More than 6 inches of snow reported in Des Moines metro, Blizzard warning in Des Moines lifted; winter weather advisory in effect, DMPD: Another 13 vehicle crashes reported, 10 great spots for sledding in the Des Moines area, Altoona roads expected to be cleared by mid-afternoon, Des Moines to finish plowing snow routes by noon, Temporary detours, delays likely for DART buses, More than 5 inches of snow reported in Des Moines metro, NWS: West of Interstate Highway 35 still 'very hazardous', Some Test Iowa sites closed because of weather, Iowa State employees encouraged to work from home, Snowfall totals in Des Moines, other parts of Iowa, Metro Des Moines school closures and announcements, courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The relatively warm pavement has helped prevent snow routes from freezing, while residential roads will likely have some snowpack, he said. Already Friday morning up to half a foot of snow has fallen in Iowa … -->, Copyright © 2019 - Coloff Media / Pilot Knob Broadcasting If your car is equipped with anti-lock brakes, understand how to use them and what to expect when they are used. 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