Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard Warning...High Noon

The blizzard warning is going into effect at noon. It will be very difficult for travel through the evening and overnight hours. Most of the metro schools are letting their students out at least a couple hours early. Get ready for more delays and cancellations tomorrow.
The National Weather Service has been busy posting updates...changes...expansions to the multiple warning and advisory map. The blizzard warning has expanded farther to the west... it includes most of the Channel 13 viewing area.
The snow will continue through the evening and then the wind will really start to crank up and it will be tough to see how much snow is falling in any one place. Wind gusts will top out near 40 mph over the state tonight. We might see a 50 mph gust tonight.
I am still calling for 5 to 7 inches of total snow in Des Moines. The same that I was forecasting yesterday. The National Weather Service has backed off their 10 to 15 inch totals of yesterday. I do think that much snow will fall in the southeast corner of the state.
Check out the updated road conditions by calling 511. Avoid travel this evening through tomorrow morning. Get the latest closings and delays on our web site. www.whotv.com

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