The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and a Blizzard Warning for portions of northeast Iowa until midnight tonight (Feb. 24, 2017).


The heaviest snow has ended with this system, but a prolonged period of varied snowfall intensities will continue through this evening. Winds will remain strong as well so the combination of already fallen snow and any additional snow will continue to create blizzard conditions over northern Iowa, especially in rural, open areas. Farther south into central Iowa, a period of drizzle, freezing drizzle and eventually light snow and blowing will also contribute to hazardous travel conditions.

BLIZZARD WARNING: Remains in effect until midnight.
Refer to map above for counties effected (orange colored counties).

There will be little change in conditions this morning with blizzard conditions continuing. Wind gusts will often reach 35 to 40 mph and while additional snow will be intermittent and light to moderate through the morning, the combination of new snow with already fallen snow will produce near whiteout conditions. Additional snow accumulations expected is 2 to 4 inches. Details posted by the National Weather Service at 4:15 AM.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Remain in effect until midnight.
Refer to map above for counties effected (purple colored counties).

Periods of intermittent drizzle or light rain will eventually give way to freezing drizzle and then eventually a turn to all snow into midday as temperatures continue to fall. Additional snow accumulations expected is 1 to 3 inches. Details posted by the National Weather Service at 4:15 AM.

The Flood Warning along the Cedar River through Black Hawk county. A Flood Warning has also been issued for the Turkey River in Clayton County.

Source: National Weather Service in Des Moines.