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Iowa Road Conditions
...Prolonged Dangerous Cold and Wind Chills through Thursday...
.An extended and rarely seen outbreak of extreme cold and
dangerous wind chills will impact Iowa from late tonight through
Thursday morning. Those venturing outside for any extended period
will be in a potentially life threatening situation and should
take appropriate precautions. Please continue to monitor the
latest forecasts and updates to current warnings, advisories and
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Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
Mason City, Clear Lake, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton,
Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,
Dumont, Waverly, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley,
Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo,
Cedar Falls, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer, Dysart,
535 AM CST Tue Jan 29 2019
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 6 AM CST EARLY THIS
* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as
low as 60 below zero expected.
* WHERE...Northern and Eastern Iowa.
* WHEN...The cold snap will persist from Today into Thursday. The
coldest temperatures and wind chills will come late Today night
through Wednesday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The dangerously cold wind chills could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.
A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and
the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite
can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions
are not taken.