Tuesday, February 1, 2011

And now the cold sets in............

Yesterday it was a storm warning, now its a wind chill warning. WHY do I live in Iowa? Anyone?

Issued at: 4:05 AM CST 2/1/11, expires at: 12:15 PM CST 2/1/11

Winter storm warning now in effect until 10 pm cst this evening, wind chill
advisory in effect from 10 pm this evening to noon cst Wednesday,
The NWS in omaha/valley has issued a wind chill advisory, which is in effect
from 10 pm this evening to noon cst Wednesday. The winter storm warning is now
in effect until 10 pm cst this evening.
Timing: Occasional light snow, along with blowing snow, are expected through the
day. The blowing snow will continue this evening.
Snow accumulations: Additional snowfall will be 1 to 2 inches.
Winds: Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to near 40 mph are expected
Impacts: Combination of gusty winds and cold temperatures will result in blowing
and drifting snow as well as bitterly cold wind chills. The falling snow, along
with blowing and drifting snow will reduce visibilities and make travel
hazardous into the evening hours.

 Wind chill values overnight will drop to 20 to
30 below zero.

Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter storm warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast
that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must
travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous
or impossible.

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