Heavy snow moving into Iowa

Central Iowa can expect a lot more snow Friday



IT’S THREE O’CLOCK. THE SNOW IS FALLING SADIOUSLY NOW FOR A FEW HOURS FROM PLACES LIKE HUMBOLDT HAS ALREADY SEEN MORE THAN FIVE INCHES. I AM JAMES STRATTON HERE TO UPDATE YOU. ABOUT TODAY’S WEATHER SITUATION AND A BEST GUY TO GIVE YOU AN UP-TO-DATE SITUATION. THIS IS CHRIS CLONINGER CHRIS. YOU FOLLOWED ALL DAY. WHAT ARE WE SEEING RIGHT NOW JAMES THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN DRY AIR AND HOT AIR AT 10,000 FEET. ONLY ONE DEGREE OF STOP. WE WOULD HAVE HAD A LOT MORE SNOW AT THIS POINT. I STILL THINK WE COMPENSATE FOR SNOW OR LACK OF SNOW AND THE METRO AREA AND SOUTH POINT WILL GET YOU WHERE WE HAVE HEAVIER SNOW FALLING FROM WAUKEE TO DELL WEST OF LES MOINES THROUGH ME AND HUXLEY AND AMES SEEING REPORTS THERE AND SINGING INTERSTATE 35 SNOW COVER ALONG AND SOUTH OF STORY CITY THROUGH HUXLEY AND AMES NEVADA ALSO AND BOOM AS YOU LOOK A LITTLE FURTHER NORTH. YOU HAVE HEAVY SNOW FALLING WITH LARGER FLAKES THROUGH WEBSTER CITY IN HUMBOLDT AS JAMES MENTIONED WE HAVE ALREADY HAD MANY FIVE INCH TOTALS IN NORTHERN PARTS OF IOWA STATE THE STORM REPORTS UNTIL I MENTIONED POCAHONTAS KHSOT ONLY IN HUMBOLDT COUNTIES. WE HAVE SEEN A LOT AND ENVE TWO WORDS MARSHALL COUNTY ABOUT FOUR INCHES OF SNOW IT HAS SNOWED ALL DAY A WINTER WONDERLAND IN ALGONA LGEAR FLAKES. THE ROADS ARE COVERED. I HAVE OBSERVED SOME BUSINESS OWNERS SHOVELING THE SIDEWALK AND WITHIN 20 MINUTES IT BECOMES COVERED IN SNOW. I WILL EXPECT INCHES PER HOUR SNOW RATES AND TTHA WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AT 27 DEGREES NOW BECOMING LIGHT AND MUFFY WITH THIS EAST WIND AT 18 MILES PER HOUR. IT WILL BLOW AND DRIFT AROUND THIS RAIN SNOW LINE WHICH WILL FALL SOUTHWARD AT 5 AM IF YOU SEE RAIN YOU WILL LIKELY SEE A SNOW PASSAGE WHICH WILL CONTINUE UNTIL NINE ELEVEN ONE ONE TWO IN THE MORNING, THIS BACK EDGE CONTINUES SOUTH, I THINK AT 5 AM THE LAST SNOWFLAKES ARE FLYING ALONG MISSOURI’S STEAT LINE AS THE EXIT OF THIS STORM SYSTEM. IT’S NOT REALLY DIFFERENT. IT’S JUST EXTRA SNOW. WE HAVE CHANGED FROM TOTAL SNOW TO ADDITIONAL SNOW IN ADDITION TO WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN IN SOME AREAS. YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET BUT FOR SOME LIKE TOWARDS OUR NORTHERN COUNTIES AND TOWARDS MARSHALL COUNTY WHERE WE SAW THREE FOUR FIVE INCHES OF SNOW ANOTHER THREE TO SIX INCHES WILL PUT US COMFORTABLY IN THAT 9 TO 12 RANGE INCHES. SO JAMES WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS I WILL HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE AT 4 AM WITH THE LATEST TIMETABLE AND ADDITIONAL TOTALS WE HAVE SEEN ACROSS THE AREA. THANK YOU CHRIS AND JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA WHAT IS A GOOD NIGHT TO STAY AT HOME. I WILL STAY PATROL TWEETED A PICTURE THIS AFTERNOON 12:30 PM THIS AFTERNOON HAVING IS WITH THE PICTURE THERE BUT A SEMI-SLIP THROUGH THE RDOA CLOSED THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF I-35 ABOUT A MILE NORTH OF CLEAR LAKE. SINCE IT WAS CLEARED, I-35 REOPENED ABOUT AN HOUR LATER, SEEING A LOT OF SNOW ON I-35 AS CHRIS MENTIONED AND LOOKING LIVE AT ROUTES T IN THE NORTHWEST METRO . THIS IS DOT CAM AT RERID CORNER I-8035 AT HIGHWAY 141 IN URBAN. AND AS YOU CAN SEE VERY HDAR TO SEE VISIBILITY IS NOT GOOD AT THE ACCIDENT CLOSED TWO LANE IN WESTBOUND LANE WAYS THERE BUT VISIBILITY IN NORTHSTWE PART OF METRO VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE STATE ROADS AND TSEHO COUNTY PINK SPOTS. YOU SEE EAST YOU HAVE HEARD CHRIS ABOUT THE NORTH SO THE PINK IS FULLY COVERED 100% COVERED BLUE PARTIALLY COVERED DAN YOU CAN SEE THE GREENS AND BLUES BEGIN TO SAVE THROUGH THE METRO BUT TO THE NORTH AND DEFINITELY AT THE NORTHEAST AS YOU EXIT TOWARDS MARSHALLTOWN AND EVEN FURTHER ON TOWDSAR CEDAR RAPID TO WATERLOO A LITTLE PINK ON DEEP NOW IF YOU CAN STAY HOME IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL. PLEASE BE CAREFUL. WE’LL BE BACK AT 4 PM WITH ANOTHER UPDATE. WE WILL JOIN KELLY CLARKSON NOW ALREADY IN PROGRESS

Central Iowa can expect a lot more snow Friday

Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts | Latest condition updates here Latest condition updates here All of central Iowa is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Saturday, while the eastern and western edges of the state are under an advisory of wintry weather until 3 a.m. Saturday. More than 100 schools in central Iowa announced delays or closures on Friday. Check the closings for the latest updates. The Iowa Department of Transportation has crews working to clear the roads. Check 511ia.org before you travel. OVERVIEW A winter storm will produce nearly 4 inches of snowfall across the state, with many expected to see 6-10+ inches. Travel will sometimes be very dangerous, especially as the snowfall increases and the roads become snowy. Friday evening trips will be impacted. Moderate winds will reduce visibility due to blowing snow. Watch the forecast closely if you have travel plans with severe travel conditions expected. Download the KCCI Breaking News and Weather app to stay ahead of the weather. changing weather conditions. Share your snow photos with us. FORECAST Today: Probable snow. Weather mostly steady in the low to mid 30’s. E winds blowing 10-20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snowfall amount 5 to 8 inches. Tonight: Snow. Winds will be gusty at times this evening. Low 11F. NE winds blowing 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected. Tomorrow: Sun and clouds mixed. High 16F. NNE winds 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow evening: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low -3F. SSW winds blowing 5-10 mph.

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Latest status updates here

All of central Iowa is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Saturday, while the eastern and western edges of the state are under a winter weather advisory until 3 a.m. Saturday.

More than 100 schools in central Iowa announced delays or closures on Friday. Check the closings for the latest updates.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has crews working to clear the roads. Check 511ia.org before you travel.

PREVIEW

  • A winter storm will produce snowfall near 4+ inches across the state, with many expected to see 6-10+ inches.
  • Moderate winds will produce reduced visibilities and pockets of blowing and blowing snow, especially in open and rural areas.

IMPACTS

  • Travel will sometimes be very dangerous, especially as the snowfall increases and the roads become snowy.
  • Friday evening trips will be impacted.
  • Moderate winds will reduce visibility due to blowing snow.
  • Keep a close eye on the forecast if you have travel plans with harsh travel conditions predicted.

Download the KCCI Breaking News and Weather app to stay ahead of changing weather conditions.

Share your snow photos with us.

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PROVIDE

  • Today: Probable snow. Weather mostly steady in the low to mid 30’s. E winds blowing 10-20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulation 5 to 8 inches.
  • Tonight: Snow. Winds will be gusty at times this evening. Low 11F. NE winds blowing 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.
  • Tomorrow: Sun and clouds mixed. High 16F. NNE winds blowing 10 to 20 mph.
  • Tomorrow evening: partly to mostly cloudy. Low -3F. SSW winds blowing 5-10 mph.

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