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Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 3:40 AM CST Jan. 24, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CST this
evening...
... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this evening
to 9 am CST Friday...

* what... blowing snow and very cold wind chills expected. Winds
gusting as high as 35 to 40 mph. Wind chills as low as 30 below
zero expected.

* Where... central Iowa.

* When... for the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this
evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening
to 9 am CST Friday.

* Additional details... patchy blowing snow could significantly
reduce visibility, especially in rural areas. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold
wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little
as 30 minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snow
around. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

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