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Winter Storm Warnings Sunday Night Into Mid Monday

Northwest Iowa — A mix of rain and snow ongoing across the region late t his afternoon will transition to all snow thru the evening hours. This snow will be heavy at times with snowfall rates exceeding 1 inch per hour for a period.

By the time snow comes to an end thru the morning hours Monday, moderate to heavy snow accumulations are expected in many areas. Plan for an impacted Monday morning commute.

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM
CDT MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph in snow.

* WHERE...In Iowa, Lyon and O`Brien Counties. In Minnesota, Rock
  County.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 1 PM CDT Monday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning commute.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Rain this evening will change over to snow later tonight and continue through Monday across northern into parts of central Iowa with breezy conditions persisting. Most snow accumulations will be north of Interstate 80. This snow and wind will make for a challenging Monday morning commute for many across northern into central Iowa. Uncertainty in snow amounts are focused on timing of the rain to snow transition and on the southern edge of the accumulating snowfall. Once rain does change to snow, it will come down moderate to heavy with snow rates of 1 inch or higher per hour for four to six hours.
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