…Hazardous Winter Weather Continues Today…
.A mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow will continue to transition to all snow area-wide through daybreak. Occasional snow showers will then persist through the day. Winds will be on the increase late this morning through this evening, gusting up to 45 mph. Areas that received little freezing rain will be the most prone to blowing and drifting snow and low visibilities through the day. Near whiteout conditions are also possible during snow showers, causing very dangerous travel conditions. The strong winds may also result in tree damage in areas that received significant icing.
Including the counties of Buchanan-Benton-Linn-Jones-Jackson-Iowa-Johnson-Cedar-Clinton–
Including the cities of Independence, Vinton, Cedar Rapids,Anamosa, Maquoketa, Marengo, Iowa City, Tipton, and Clinton
341 AM CST Tue Feb 12 2019
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING…
* WHAT…Scattered snow showers through the day. Additional snow accumulations 1 to 2 inches. Significant blowing and drifting snow with near whiteout conditions in snow showers. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
* WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Iowa.
* WHEN…Until 9 PM CST Tuesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on very hazardous road conditions. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility, especially during snow showers. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Additional information can be found at www.weather.gov/quadcities