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Winter Storm Warning Affects Boone County

Posted on 10 January 2018 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone County has now been included in a Winter Storm Warning by the National Weather Service.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
928 PM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

...Snow and Blowing Snow Expected Late Tonight into Thursday...

.A strong winter storm system is forecast to produce snow and
potent winds to the area late tonight into Thursday. A wintry mix
of precipitation is anticipated to quickly transition to snow
late tonight and continue to transition Thursday morning. The
combination of accumulating snowfall and the strong winds may
produce poor visibilities and difficult travel conditions.

Including the cities of Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Boone,
Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, and Atlantic
928 PM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. The mixed
  precipitation will change to all snow by Thursday morning. Plan
  on very difficult travel conditions, including during the
  morning commute on Thursday as quickly falling temperatures
  produce rapid freezing on area roads and highways. In addition,
  significant reductions to visibility are expected from falling
  and blowing snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and
  ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of west central into north central Iowa

* WHEN...3 AM to 6 PM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause
  widespread blowing and drifting snow with visibility reduction
  below one half mile common on Thursday morning. Cold wind chills
  from 10 below to 20 below zero may cause frostbite in as little
  as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Boone Municipal, IA

Last Updated on Jan 21 2018, 3:55 pm CST

Current Conditions: Fog/Mist

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Temp: 39°F

Wind: NE at 11mph

Humidity: 93%

Windchill: 32°F

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