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Blizzard Warning
Issued: 12:29 PM CST Jan. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight CST
tonight...

* what... blizzard conditions are occurring. Travel is very
dangerous to impossible with the widespread whiteout conditions
and snow covered roads. Tree branches and powerlines could fall
as well. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are
expected with locally higher amounts from Emmetsburg to
Estherville area.

* Where... portions of north central to west central Iowa.

* When... until midnight.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. The latest Road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.




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