Winter storm warning issued for North Iowa

2011-12-03T18:59:00Z 2011-12-04T08:19:32Z Winter storm warning issued for North Iowa Mason City Globe Gazette
December 03, 2011 6:59 pm

A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight for most of North Iowa including Cerro Gordo, Worth, Hancock, Humboldt and Wright counties.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow which is in effect until midnight. A previously issued winter weather advisory is no longer in effect.

Forecast includes:

Storm total snow accumulations — Snowfall of 5 to 7 inches is expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Winds/visibility — Winds will increase from the north northwest at 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts later this evening and cause  blowing and drifting snow. Visibility will be reduced to less than a half mile at times.

 • Impacts — Snow-covered roads combined with visibility   restrictions will lead to hazardous driving conditions through   late this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions — Listen to NOAA weather radio or your local media for the latest updates on this situation.

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous.

Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.


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