MASON CITY — Another winter storm is forecast to bear down on north-central Iowa this evening through Tuesday evening. Some locations are forecast to receive up to nine inches of snow by the end of the day Tuesday. Here’s information from the National Weather Service as of 5:00 AM Monday morning. For updated information, click on one of the following links, or click on the red weather alert bar at the top of this page for the latest weather statements:
.The next storm system to impact Iowa will spread a wintry mix across southern Iowa later this morning. Later this afternoon the wintry mix is expected to change over to snow and expand across the state. Snowfall will become moderate to heavy tonight before ending Tuesday. Strong wind on the backside of this storm system will likely produce blowing and drifting snow Tuesday. IAZ006-007-016-017-025>028-036>039-111800- /O.UPG.KDMX.WS.A.0002.190211T2100Z-190212T2100Z/ /O.NEW.KDMX.WS.W.0006.190211T2100Z-190213T0000Z/ Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer- Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk- Including the cities of Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, 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, and Cedar Falls 354 AM CST Mon Feb 11 2019 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...A period of mixed precipitation by mid afternoon then moderate to occasionally heavy snowfall will develop over the area late this afternoon and especially tonight. Snow accumulation by Tuesday morning expected to be from 5 to 7 inches. Winds gusting to 40 mph Tuesday producing patchy blowing snow and reduced visibility. * WHERE...Parts of north central and northeast Iowa. * WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 6 PM CST Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. =========
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette- Clayton-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Crawford- Grant- Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon, Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin, Preston, Caledonia, Prairie Du Chien, and Platteville 330 AM CST Mon Feb 11 2019 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will likely produce some blowing and drifting of snow, especially Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening. * WHERE...Portions of southwest Wisconsin, north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 9 PM CST Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will likely become hazardous. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.