The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Storm Warning area in a few places this morning ahead of today’s storm. Things look on track for heavy snow across northern portions of the state with the heaviest across the northwest where they may see over a foot in some locations. A Winter Weather Advisory runs to the south of the Winter Storm Warning as there looks to be a sharp cutoff in snowfall amounts as southern/southeastern Iowa looks to receive more of their precipitation in the form of rain. The heaviest snow is expected this evening through Wednesday morning causing limited visibility on the roads. With winds picking up tonight into Wednesday blowing snow is also a concern and will also cause limited visibility on the roads. Both this evening and tomorrow morning’s commutes will be impacted.


Watch/Warning/Advisory Map as of this morning.
Iowa Warnings/Advisories
Winter Storm Warning

Monona – until 9 AM Wednesday
Sioux, Plymouth, Woodbury – until 12 PM Wednesday
Hamilton, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Palo Alto, Hancock, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Clay, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Ida, Dickinson, O’Brien, Osceola – 12 PM Today to 6 PM Wednesday
Bremer, Hardin, Worth, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Butler, Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Floyd, Chickasaw, Mower MN – 3 PM Today to 6 PM Wednesday
Lyon – 12 PM Today to 12 PM Wednesday

Winter Weather Advisory
Harrison, Shelby – now until 9 AM Wednesday
Story, Audubon, Guthrie, Boone – 12 PM Today to 6 PM Wednesday
Grundy, Black Hawk, Fayette, Clayton Р3 PM Today to 6 PM Wednesday

Bordering Counties Warnings/Advisories
Winter Storm Warning
Burt NE, Thurston NE – until 9 AM Wednesday
Dakota NE, Lincoln SD, Union SD – until 12 PM Wednesday
Nobles MN, Rock MN, Minnehaha SD – 12 PM Wednesday – 12 PM Wednesday
Jackson MN – 12 PM today until 6 PM Wednesday
Faribault MN, Freeborn MN, Martin MN – 3PM today until 6 PM Wednesday
Crawford WI, Vernon WI, Houston MN, Fillmore MN – 6 PM Today until 6 PM Wednesday

Winter Weather Advisory
Washington NE – until 9 AM Wednesday
Grant WI – 3 PM Today to 6 PM Wednesday

 

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Dan Herrstrom is a chaser and the Director of Information Technology for the Iowa Weather Network. Dan specializes in making sure the network web interface is reliable, secure, and well-maintained. He also chases multiple events. Dan is also one of the three original founders of the network. Dan works as an Information Technology professional by trade and resides in Madrid, Iowa, northwest of Des Moines. He works at Des Moines Area Community College as a IT Specialist and also holds an Associates Degree in Network Administration from there as well. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Applied Computer Science from Morningside College in Sioux City. Dan is also a firefighter in Madrid, where he notes is partly why he got into the weather world. His two main hobbies remain as computers and weather, and he funneled this into his original website, Iowa-Skywarn.org, founded in 2004. This was one of the three websites that merged together into the Iowa Weather Network in 2012, along with IowaWX.com and iaswc.org.

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