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Current Severe Weather Alerts in Iowa


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Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 9:37PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Benton; Buchanan; Cedar; Clinton; Delaware; Des Moines; Dubuque; Henry; Iowa; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Jones; Keokuk; Lee; Linn; Louisa; Muscatine; Scott; Van Buren; Washington

Summary: ...Strong winds through the overnight with dangerous cold... the strong winds will also continue to usher in very cold temperatures, and combined will create wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero tonight. there will even be the potential for some wind chills near 30 below in the far northwest part of the forecast area.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 9:33PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Jasper; Kossuth; Marshall; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Poweshiek; Sac; Story; Tama; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions over, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk tonight, but diminish sufficiently to further reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially in rural, open areas. bitter cold temperatures and wind

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 9:33PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Adair; Adams; Appanoose; Audubon; Cass; Clarke; Dallas; Davis; Decatur; Guthrie; Lucas; Madison; Mahaska; Marion; Monroe; Polk; Ringgold; Taylor; Union; Wapello; Warren; Wayne

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions over, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk tonight, but diminish sufficiently to further reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially in rural, open areas. bitter cold temperatures and wind

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 8:22PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Harrison; Monona; Montgomery; Page; Pottawattamie; Shelby

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect from 3 am to noon cst sunday... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 25 below zero. * where...Portions of east central and northeast nebraska and southwest and west central iowa.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 8:22PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Fremont; Mills

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory in effect from 3 am to noon cst sunday... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 25 below zero. * where...Portions of east central and northeast nebraska and southwest iowa. * when...From 3 am to noon cst sunday.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Blizzard Warning issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Blizzard Warning
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Grundy

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Boone; Carroll; Crawford; Greene; Jasper; Marshall; Poweshiek; Story; Tama

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Audubon; Dallas; Guthrie; Polk

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Adair; Adams; Appanoose; Cass; Clarke; Davis; Decatur; Lucas; Madison; Mahaska; Marion; Monroe; Ringgold; Taylor; Union; Wapello; Warren; Wayne

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Winter Storm Warning issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Winter Storm Warning
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Grundy

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Winter Weather Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Boone; Carroll; Crawford; Greene; Jasper; Marshall; Poweshiek; Story; Tama

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 18 at 6:07PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Winter Weather Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Audubon; Dallas; Guthrie; Polk

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions diminish, but still bitterly cold... .Winds will still be brisk this evening, but diminish sufficiently to reduce blowing snow and increase visibilities somewhat, so the blizzard warning will be allowed to expire. this does not mean travel is fine however with some reduced visibilities and at least partially snow covered roads still commonplace, especially

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Blizzard Warning issued January 18 at 5:57PM CST by NWS

Event: Blizzard Warning
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Lyon

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon cst sunday... ...Blizzard warning will expire at 6 pm cst this evening... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 35 below zero. * where...Portions of east central and southeast south dakota, northwest and west central iowa and southwest minnesota.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:57PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Lyon

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon cst sunday... ...Blizzard warning will expire at 6 pm cst this evening... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 35 below zero. * where...Portions of east central and southeast south dakota, northwest and west central iowa and southwest minnesota.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Blizzard Warning issued January 18 at 5:57PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Blizzard Warning
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Buena Vista; Cherokee; Clay; Dickinson; Ida; O'Brien; Osceola; Plymouth; Sioux

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon cst sunday... ...Blizzard warning will expire at 6 pm cst this evening... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 35 below zero. * where...Portions of east central and southeast south dakota, northwest and west central iowa and southwest minnesota.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:57PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Buena Vista; Cherokee; Clay; Dickinson; Ida; O'Brien; Osceola; Plymouth; Sioux

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon cst sunday... ...Blizzard warning will expire at 6 pm cst this evening... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 35 below zero. * where...Portions of east central and southeast south dakota, northwest and west central iowa and southwest minnesota.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:57PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Woodbury

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon cst sunday... ...Winter weather advisory will expire at 6 pm cst this evening... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 30 below zero. * where...Portions of central, east central, south central and southeast south dakota, northeast nebraska and west central

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 18 at 5:57PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Winter Weather Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Woodbury

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon cst sunday... ...Winter weather advisory will expire at 6 pm cst this evening... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 30 below zero. * where...Portions of central, east central, south central and southeast south dakota, northeast nebraska and west central

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Blizzard Warning issued January 18 at 5:48PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Blizzard Warning
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

Summary: ...Winds slowly decreasing...Bitter cold wind chills tonight... winds will remains strong and gusty through the evening, but they are on a slow decrease. impacts on visibility from blowing snow have started to lessen as a result. with conditions expected to continue to slowly improve through the rest of the night, the warnings and advisories will be allowed to expire.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:48PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Clayton; Fayette; Winneshiek

Summary: ...Winds slowly decreasing...Bitter cold wind chills tonight... winds will remains strong and gusty through the evening, but they are on a slow decrease. impacts on visibility from blowing snow have started to lessen as a result. with conditions expected to continue to slowly improve through the rest of the night, the warnings and advisories will be allowed to expire.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:48PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Allamakee

Summary: ...Winds slowly decreasing...Bitter cold wind chills tonight... winds will remains strong and gusty through the evening, but they are on a slow decrease. impacts on visibility from blowing snow have started to lessen as a result. with conditions expected to continue to slowly improve through the rest of the night, the warnings and advisories will be allowed to expire.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:48PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

Summary: ...Winds slowly decreasing...Bitter cold wind chills tonight... winds will remains strong and gusty through the evening, but they are on a slow decrease. impacts on visibility from blowing snow have started to lessen as a result. with conditions expected to continue to slowly improve through the rest of the night, the warnings and advisories will be allowed to expire.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Winter Storm Warning issued January 18 at 5:48PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Winter Storm Warning
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Clayton; Fayette; Winneshiek

Summary: ...Winds slowly decreasing...Bitter cold wind chills tonight... winds will remains strong and gusty through the evening, but they are on a slow decrease. impacts on visibility from blowing snow have started to lessen as a result. with conditions expected to continue to slowly improve through the rest of the night, the warnings and advisories will be allowed to expire.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 18 at 5:48PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Winter Weather Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Allamakee

Summary: ...Winds slowly decreasing...Bitter cold wind chills tonight... winds will remains strong and gusty through the evening, but they are on a slow decrease. impacts on visibility from blowing snow have started to lessen as a result. with conditions expected to continue to slowly improve through the rest of the night, the warnings and advisories will be allowed to expire.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:36PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Benton; Buchanan; Cedar; Clinton; Delaware; Dubuque; Iowa; Jackson; Johnson; Jones; Linn; Muscatine; Scott

Summary: ...Very strong winds through evening with dangerous cold tonight... strong northwest winds gusting up to 50 mph will last into the early evening producing some blowing and drifting snow. the strong winds will also continue to usher in very cold temperatures, and combined will create wind chills of 15 to

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 5:36PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Des Moines; Henry; Jefferson; Keokuk; Lee; Louisa; Van Buren; Washington

Summary: ...Very strong winds through evening with dangerous cold tonight... strong northwest winds gusting up to 50 mph will last into the early evening producing some blowing and drifting snow. the strong winds will also continue to usher in very cold temperatures, and combined will create wind chills of 15 to

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Winter Storm Warning issued January 18 at 5:36PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Winter Storm Warning
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Benton; Buchanan; Cedar; Clinton; Delaware; Dubuque; Iowa; Jackson; Johnson; Jones; Linn; Muscatine; Scott

Summary: ...Very strong winds through evening with dangerous cold tonight... strong northwest winds gusting up to 50 mph will last into the early evening producing some blowing and drifting snow. the strong winds will also continue to usher in very cold temperatures, and combined will create wind chills of 15 to

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 2:42PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Harrison; Monona; Shelby

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory now in effect from 3 am to noon cst sunday... * what...Very cold wind chills expected sunday morning. wind chills as low as 25 below zero. * where...Portions northeast nebraska and west central iowa. * when...From 3 am to noon cst sunday.

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 2:42PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Montgomery; Page; Pottawattamie

Summary: ...Wind chill advisory in effect from 3 am to noon cst sunday... * what...Very cold wind chills expected. wind chills as low as 25 below zero. * where...Pottawattamie, montgomery and page counties. * when...From 3 am to noon cst sunday. * impacts...Cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 2:18PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions for parts of southeast minnesota and northeast iowa with cold wind chills tonight... whiteout conditions continue to be reported at times across open and unsheltered areas of northeast iowa and southeast minnesota as northwest winds gust to near 40 mph. elsewhere, areas of blowing and drifting snow will continue through late afternoon, with

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 2:18PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Clayton; Fayette; Winneshiek

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions for parts of southeast minnesota and northeast iowa with cold wind chills tonight... whiteout conditions continue to be reported at times across open and unsheltered areas of northeast iowa and southeast minnesota as northwest winds gust to near 40 mph. elsewhere, areas of blowing and drifting snow will continue through late afternoon, with

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 2:18PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Allamakee

Summary: ...Blizzard conditions for parts of southeast minnesota and northeast iowa with cold wind chills tonight... whiteout conditions continue to be reported at times across open and unsheltered areas of northeast iowa and southeast minnesota as northwest winds gust to near 40 mph. elsewhere, areas of blowing and drifting snow will continue through late afternoon, with

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 1:40PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Buena Vista; Cherokee; Clay; Dickinson; Ida; Lyon; O'Brien; Osceola; Plymouth; Sioux

Summary: ...Blizzard warning remains in effect until 6 pm cst this evening... ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect from 6 pm this evening to noon cst sunday... * what...For the blizzard warning, low visibility and hazardous driving conditions. winds gusting as high as 50 mph. for the

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 1:40PM CST until January 19 at 12:00PM CST by NWS

Event: Wind Chill Advisory
Message Type: Alert
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Affected Area: Woodbury

Summary: ...Winter weather advisory in effect until 6 pm cst this evening... ...Wind chill advisory remains in effect from 6 pm this evening to noon cst sunday... ...Blizzard warning is cancelled... * what...For the winter weather advisory, blowing snow. winds

Official National Weather Service Weather Alert Statement