... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday evening
through Friday afternoon...
* timing... rain will transition to snow Thursday night... with
winds increasing through the day on Friday. The precipitation
and wind are expected to persist into Friday night.
* Storm total snow/ice accumulations... 3 to 7 inches across
northern Iowa, with locally higher amounts possible.
* Winds/visibility... winds becoming NW 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 wind.
* Impacts... reduced visibility along with blowing and drifting
snow may severely impact travel Friday into Saturday morning.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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Issued: 9:12 PM CST Feb. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service