Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:48 AM

Blizzard Warning now for Mitchell, Howard, Floyd and Chickasaw Counties through Midnight Tonight

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MITCHELL-HOWARD-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-DODGE-OLMSTED-MOWER-FILLMORE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHARLES CITY…ROCHESTER…AUSTIN
445 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST TUESDAY…
…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING WITH WINDS GUSTING INTO THE 50 TO 60 MPH RANGE AND VISIBILITIES DOWN TO ZERO. NUMEROUS
ROADS…PARTICULARLY IN THE RURAL AREAS…HAVE BECOME IMPASSIBLE WITH SNOW PLOWS NO LONGER PLOWING UNTIL THE WINDS DIMINISH.

* LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS OF 35 TO 50 DEGREES BELOW ZERO FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

* WITH THESE WIND CHILLS…FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN AS LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

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