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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 9:27 PM CST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday evening
through Wednesday morning...

* what... heavy snow, total accumulations of 6 to 8 inches
possible. Light wintry mix also possible on Wednesday, mainly
south of the Interstate 80 corridor.

* Where... much of Iowa, including central and southwestern areas
of the state.

* When... from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult. Winds
will remain fairly light, but the intense snowfall rates may
result in considerable visibility restrictions, with Road
conditions deteriorating rapidly by Tuesday evening. Hazardous
travel conditions could impact the Tuesday evening and
Wednesday morning commutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Special Statement
Issued: 1:32 AM CST Feb. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Areas of dense fog early this morning...

Fog has developed across portions of north central and central
Iowa early this morning, and the fog may be dense in spots.
Visibilities will drop to a quarter mile at times and vary
considerably over short distances.

Motorists should be prepared for significantly lowered
visibilities, use low beam headlights and slow down allowing for
extra space between vehicles as conditions warrant. Visibilities
may change quickly over short distances.