Heavy Snow Targeting Northern Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Winter weather is impacting parts of Central Iowa. The main focus will be across Northern Iowa with the winter storm set to move through our state.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for counties in northern Iowa and lasts through 6 PM Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for a few counties in Central Iowa on the southern edge of the warned area. The time frame for the advisory is the same as the warning.

The snow will continue to fall through early Wednesday morning.

The wind will get stronger on Wednesday as the center of low pressure pulls away to the Great Lakes region. More light snow will develop on the backside of the system during the day on Wednesday. Plus, blowing snow will continue to be an issue.

Highest amounts of snow will be in our top tier of counties closer to the Minnesota board with 8 to 10” there. Further south through Carroll to Fort Dodge, 5 to 7” will be common. There will be a sharp cut-off towards Ames and Des Moines with less than 3” expected in those areas. A dusting is only predicted on Wednesday for parts of Southern Iowa.