At 7 a.m. Friday, a total of 6.1 inches of snow was reported in Des Moines. Blizzard warning issued for Midwest as storm moves into Northeast – National News. Road conditions on designated snow routes are improving as the city's department of public works continues to clear roadways, according to Des Moines police spokesman Paul Parizek. The kids could get a day off from school Friday! The Blizzard Warning includes the entire Omaha metro area, all of western Iowa, and most of eastern Nebraska. Winter road conditions often result in longer stopping distances and reduced visibility. Blizzard Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories will be in effect Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. 'FlashVars', 'strTimeZone=edt&blnAutoPlay=false', Awesome! A Blizzard Warning is posted for much of the state’s western half from 6 o’clock tonight through 6 tomorrow night. Update: Blizzard Warning extended to 9 p.m. Blizzard warning blankets entire viewing area; Blizzard Warning in effect as white-out conditions reported in some areas; Updated: Multiple flood warnings and tornado watches remain in effect; Flood Warning remains in effect in Floyd County; StormTeam 3: Wind Chill Advisory up as Blizzard Warning ends And while that warning was changed to a winter weather advisory for much of central Iowa, western Iowa remains under a blizzard warning until 6 p.m. Friday. Be aware that ramps and bridges may freeze before other roadway segments. A Blizzard Warning as been issued for Winnebago, Wright, Kossuth, and Hancock Counties. Here are some other central Iowa totals: The blizzard warning has been lifted through north central and south central Iowa, including in Polk, Story, Warren and Wright counties. Forest City School Board Approves Service Agreement, AC_FL_RunContent( No injuries were reported as a result of those accidents. EEO Public File - KIOW Public Inspection File - KHAM Public Inspection FileADMIN, Winnebago and Hancock County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Buffington has provided the latest COVID-19 numbers in the immediate two county listening area. Iowa Food & Family Project. = The red area is a BLIZZARD WARNING. 'loop', 'true', Expect wind gusts over 35 mph along with heavy snow through the morning will reduce visibility under a mile at times. Editor's note: If your newspaper is buried under a mountain of snow, you can read our e-edition for free on Friday. SIOUX CITY -- Highways in Northwest Iowa remain partially to completely covered with snow and ice midday Friday, as a blizzard warning remains in effect through 6 … Virtually all of Iowa west of I-35, including Greene County, is in a blizzard warning Thursday night and Friday. 'name', 'CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', Maintain a reasonable speed and safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has declared a Blizzard Warn... ing for most of Iowa with high winds and snow. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. 'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0', Here are some other central Iowa totals: While central and eastern Iowa are seeing improving visibility Friday morning, conditions west of Interstate Highway 35 “continue to be very hazardous,” said Mike Fowle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. More: Here's how much snow accumulation is in Des Moines from Friday's storm. The National Weather Service blizzard warning continues for the western half of the state until 6 p.m. A winter weather advisory for most of the eastern half of the state is in effect until 6 p.m. as well. North central Iowa again finds itself under blizzard and winter storm warnings today. In far western Iowa, Interstate Highway 80 was partially covered with snow. 3:00 PM UPDATE: The Blizzard Warning originally in effect for the majority of the WOWT viewing area (including the Omaha Metro), has … Iowa State Patrol gives warning of closed interstates during blizzard Responding agencies have already been assisting Iowans as they head out on the snowy roads Thursday evening. Iowa State University is open Friday, according to a morning news release. In Faribault County, Minnesota, a possible 5-9 inches of new snow and wind gusts near 50 mph are predicted with this storm. If you are in the Blizzard Warning, do not travel Friday morning and afternoon. Des Moines Public Works Director Jonathan Gano said most city snow routes will be cleared by noon Friday. On Friday, an additional 2-4 inches of new snow is expected, but the winds will have died down to 20 mph gusts at times. The Altoona Public Works Department estimates all residential roads will be cleared by mid-afternoon today. The Blizzard Warning is in effect for far northwest Missouri, western Iowa, far eastern sections of Nebraska and South Dakota along with southwest Minnesota. Starting Friday afternoon, the city’s snow plows will move into residential areas and continue into the evening and overnight. At 6 a.m. Friday, 5.1 inches of snow were reported at the Des Moines International Airport. (KMAland) -- The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for all of western Iowa and parts of northwest Missouri for Thursday night through Friday. 'movie', 'http://newscast.cbsradionewsfeed.com/RemotePlayer/CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', Individuals who have appointments scheduled at these sites Friday should receive an email notification from Test Iowa, and will be able to reschedule their appointment online. As the wind subsides, the blizzard warning will likely be downgraded by the afternoon. The blizzard warning has expanded to include parts of central Iowa including the Des Moines metro. However, some schools districts have moved classes online, including Des Moines Public Schools and West Des Moines. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. 'height', '100', While central and eastern Iowa are seeing improving visibility Friday morning, conditions west of Interstate Highway 35 “continue to be very hazardous,” said Mike Fowle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Between them will be a short dry period. Drive below the posted speed limit when road conditions are less than ideal. The forecast is now calling for 4-8 inches of snow in the Hancock, Wright, Kossuth, Palo Alto, and Winnebago Counties tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings for the area due to the oncoming snow event. Blizzard warning for Central US, 15 states on alert for damaging winds and heavy snow 1 day ago. The western half of the state is under a blizzard warning until 6 p.m. Friday. Avoid using cruise control in winter driving conditions. The warning will go into effect from midnight tonight to 6 pm on Saturday. (KELO.com) — Sioux Falls is under a blizzard warning for Thursday night and most of Friday. Hy-Vee. The Iowa511 traffic alert system gave the snowy roads update as of noon. .stylestylefooter6 {color: #FFFFFF} .stylestylefooter5 {font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; font-size: 16px; color: #FFFFFF; } For more click on the red alert bar at the top of the page and/or head to this link = The red area is a BLIZZARD WARNING = The pink area is a WINTER STORM WARNING = The purple area is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY Side streets should be cleared around noon Saturday. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, with additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and wind gusts as high as 30 to 40 mph. Among those that have closed are Ankeny, Johnston, Waukee and Southeast Polk. Nineteen stalled, stuck or disabled vehicles were also assisted. Today at 1:00 PM. All expire early Thursday morning after the snow moves out. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has declared a Blizzard Warn... ing for most of Iowa with high winds and snow. Freeborn may see up to 8 inches of new snow. As if the winter blast wasn’t enough, now the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Kossuth County. A reminder to residents that snowplows will need to make several passes through neighborhood roads, filling driveways with snow — an issue public works director Scott Atzen says is a necessary evil in order to clear roads completely to allow for on-road parking. Blizzard conditions will remain in Siouxland, as heavy snow and gusting … You need to be in control of your car when accelerating based on road conditions. The western half of Iowa was under a blizzard warning from midnight Thursday through much of Friday morning. Blizzard warning criteria from the NWS are wind gusts of 35 mph or greater and one-quarter of mile visibility or less that lasts up to three hours. “Those staff members who are able to travel safely will conduct the work of the College.”. In odd/even Neighborhoods, park on the odd side of the street. Employees are encouraged to work from home and contact their supervisors or department offices if they are unable to safely travel to campus. Heavy snowfall will likely cause temporary detours and delays for buses, the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority said Friday. Wind Gusts Friday (WOWT). The kids will be home all day and bouncing off the walls. Nine stalled, stuck or disabled vehicles were also assisted. 'salign', '' Forecasted gusts of 32 to 50 miles per hour are expected to be associated with this storm. Snow will continue to fall especially across the west side of the state through the afternoon and evening, but will end by midnight. -->, Copyright © 2019 - Coloff Media / Pilot Knob Broadcasting 'play', 'true', .stylestylefooter7 {font-size: 15px; font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;} Sites in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Waterloo remain open but may close depending on local conditions. Already Friday morning up to half a foot of snow has fallen in Iowa … “The main thing is, if you don't have to travel today, travel would be discouraged,” Fowle said. 'align', 'middle', Keep head lights and tail lights clear of snow. Winter driving tips: Staying safe on icy, snowy roads in Iowa. All winter session classes are online and will meet as scheduled. The National Weather Service has placed most of Iowa under some sort of watch or warning. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and the cold wind chills as … Blizzard warning in Des Moines lifted; winter weather advisory in effect. 10 places to visit that shaped Martin Luther King Jr.'s march in history. The relatively warm pavement has helped prevent snow routes from freezing, while residential roads will likely have some snowpack, he said. 'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain', To limit time waiting outside for your bus, DART is encouraging riders to use the following resources: At 6 a.m. Friday, 5.1 inches of snow were reported at the Des Moines International Airport. Better hurry to Hy-Vee to stock up on the essentials! Des Moines and Ames are forecast to receive 3-6". See you soon! Winter Weather Advisory out for other areas where impacts are expected to be somewhat less. Five tips to stay safe on icy, snowy roads in Iowa. The National Weather Service in Omaha issued a blizzard warning for Burt, Cedar, Thurston and Wayne Counties from midnight tonight until 6 a.m. Friday. Cerro Gordo and Worth will go under a Winter Storm Warning. 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Today at 1:27 PM. According to Iowa 511, Interstate Highway south of Des Moines was completely covered with snow and blowing and drifting snow, and whiteout conditions were possible. In Minnesota, Faribault County is under a Blizzard Warning while Freeborn County will be under a Winter Storm Warning. Holy $#@%! If you have to drive on slick roads during an Iowa winter, here are tips on how to more safely travel, courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation: You can keep abreast of developments that affect your going out plans and safety at DesMoinesRegister.com on any device, and with the Register's mobile and tablet apps and on Facebook and Twitter. All six locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed Friday and will reopen Saturday. Buffington also provided the latest data regarding hospitalizations in the region. “North-central and northwest Iowa, we’re looking at over six inches likely up there, a little less as you get south towards the Des Moines metro and into west-central and southwest Iowa,” Martin says. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A strong cold front has brought a blizzard with heavy snow and winds of up to 50 mph to eastern Nebraska and the western half Friday morning, the roadway was completely covered with snow from close to U.S. Highway 71, through metro Des Moines and nearly to Iowa City. Story County will be under a blizzard warning from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday as the county could get 5 to 7 inches of snow and wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Hy-Vee. We … Some other metro sledding favorites are Campbell Park, 12385 Woodlands Parkway in Clive;  Ewing Park, 5300 Indianola Ave. in Des Moines; and Southwoods Park, 350 S. 35th St. in West Des Moines. On I-35 north of Des Moines, the road was also completely covered. Friday travel will still remain hazardous at times due to blowing and drifting snow. 'src', 'http://newscast.cbsradionewsfeed.com/RemotePlayer/CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', However, roads conditions are worse farther east. You can keep abreast of developments that affect your going out plans and safety at, https://desmoinesregister-ia.newsmemory.com, Here's how much snow accumulation is in Des Moines from Friday's storm, More than 6 inches of snow reported in Des Moines metro, Blizzard warning in Des Moines lifted; winter weather advisory in effect, DMPD: Another 13 vehicle crashes reported, 10 great spots for sledding in the Des Moines area, Altoona roads expected to be cleared by mid-afternoon, Des Moines to finish plowing snow routes by noon, Temporary detours, delays likely for DART buses, More than 5 inches of snow reported in Des Moines metro, NWS: West of Interstate Highway 35 still 'very hazardous', Some Test Iowa sites closed because of weather, Iowa State employees encouraged to work from home, Snowfall totals in Des Moines, other parts of Iowa, Metro Des Moines school closures and announcements, courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Visibilities along I-35 are down to half a mile and below a quarter mile at some NWS observation sites. A blizzard warning for the Perry area is in effect from Midnight Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the National Weather Service offices in Johnston. 'devicefont', 'false', Recent Post by Page. ABC News By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A strong storm system is producing lots of wind and snow in the Central U.S., with a blizzard warning issued for five states, from Minnesota to Missouri. The worst has passed in Des Moines, where inclement weather peaked overnight. By ABC News Radio Jan 15, 2021. ️ See More. Access the e-edition at https://desmoinesregister-ia.newsmemory.com. Essentially, two waves of wintry precipitation are moving into the area. “Travel is strongly discouraged at this time,” said Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. The National Weather Service is still urging caution while traveling due to slick roads, especially in rural areas. The National Weather Service warned Friday morning that travel should be restricted to emergencies only because of hazardous weather conditions. Better hurry to Hy-Vee to stock up on the essentials! Hy-Vee dietitian, Jenn Blaser, joins Helpful Smiles TV for an episod... e of Helpful Smile LIVE. (Des Moines) The National Weather Service in Des Moines issued a Blizzard Warning for all of Western Iowa from midnight tonight to 6:00 p.m. on Friday. 'wmode', 'window', Crews are beginning to spread a salt and sand mixture to aid with traction. The blizzard warning is expected to continue through early evening across that area, Fowle said, where strong winds and snowfall will persist. Blizzard warning in effect for western Iowa. 2. The blizzard warning also extends into southern South Dakota and western and central Iowa. A Blizzard Warning as been issued for Winnebago, Wright, Kossuth, and Hancock Counties. A blizzard warning will go into effect at 12pm for Freeborn, Steele, Hancock, Winnebago, and Worth counties. Winter Storm, Blizzard Warnings in effect for north-central Iowa (Graphic from National Weather Service-Des Moines) Here are the latest advisories as of 4:30 Thursday morning. If you have to drive on slick roads during an Iowa winter, here are tips on how to more safely travel. Blizzard warning for Iowa. 'allowFullScreen', 'false', Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts | Closings | Road Conditions. After the initial layer of snow is removed, public works warns residents that intersections and ramps will be slick as a result of packed snow and ice. Officials believe that travel could be very difficult because areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. Blizzard conditions and total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are forecast, with winds gusting as high as 45 mph over southwest and parts of central Iowa. 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