Winter Weather Advisories are in effect on Monday due to the potential of travel impacts from light-to-moderate snowfall falling during the afternoon and evening hours
Warmer weather today with temperatures in 30s to 50s; light-to-moderate snow accumulations possible Monday
Blizzard conditions continue this evening across northwest and west central Iowa.
Winter Weather Advisories have been pushed southeast as blizzard conditions continue over the northwestern portion of the state through this evening. For those under a blizzard or winter storm warning, moderate-to-heavy snow can be expected here with several periods of …
A blizzard impacted much of northwestern Iowa on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing whiteout conditions throughout the area with some sites measuring over a foot of snow, while southeastern Iowa saw an inch or two of rain. Spirit Lake led out the list at 14.4″, followed by Primghar and Ringsted at 14″, Sioux City at 13.8″, and Sergeant Bluff at 11″.
BLIZZARD ON THE WAY… The blizzard mentioned in forecasts over the last several days continues to remain on track for northwest Iowa with 10-12″ possible for Spencer to Sioux City, with localized areas potentially to 18″. A tight gradient will exist to the southeast, however confidence has increased on these exact numbers. Ice accumulations up to a tenth or two is possible over northeast and north central as well where temperatures will be higher. Blizzard Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect. Please check out our post for the latest information.
SIGNIFICANT BLIZZARD TO IMPACT NORTHWEST IOWA LATE TONIGHT: Travel will be extremely dangerous to near-impossible across northwestern Iowa early Monday morning as a result of a heavy and wet snow (up to 14″ in some areas!), with snowfall rates up to 2″ an hour at times, alongside strong winds with gusts to 45 MPH leading to whiteout conditions. Please do not travel unless it is an emergency!
A robust winter storm is expected to impact northwest Iowa from Sunday evening through Monday morning, with the potential for over a foot of snow. Near-blizzard conditions are also possible with sustained winds from 25-35 MPH, gusting to 45 MPH at times.
Another few days of highs in the 40s and 50s before potential winter storm impacts northwest Iowa
Temperatures head above normal into the 40s by Saturday with potential winter storm Sunday