A major winter storm hit Central Iowa Wednesday and is expected to continue through Thursday evening. A Blizzard Warning as well as a Winter Storm Warning went into effect at 6 Wednesday evening and will continue through Thursday at 6 PM.
As of 3 AM Thursday snowfall totals are being recorded between 6-9 inches. As the snow continues to fall, 2-4 additional inches are expected. Some totals of 12+ inches are possible in localized areas. The heaviest snowfall is accumulating in a line from Council Bluffs, through Des Moines, and out through Waterloo.
Through the morning hours winds will begin to pick up. This system will bring with it very strong winds upwards of 30-40 mph. These winds will begin blowing snow, which will cause blizzard conditions to worsen and very limited visibility on roadways. At this time the DOT is not advising travel anywhere in the state.
Stay tuned to Channel 13, Iowa’s Weather Channel and WHOtv.com for the latest details on this storm as it continues to develop.