« View county listBlizzard Warning
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, and Emmetsburg
431 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT
CST FRIDAY NIGHT...
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Blizzard
Warning, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to midnight
CST Friday night. The Blizzard Watch is no longer in effect.
* TIMING...Rain will transition to snow Thursday night into
early Friday morning with winds increasing through the day on
Friday. The precipitation and wind are expected to persist
into early Saturday morning.
* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 to 16 inches.
* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced
to one half mile or less during periods of heavier snow and
* IMPACTS...Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible
as blowing and drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into
early Saturday morning.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.