Blizzard Warning Canceled, Gusty Winds Continue

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Weather advisory

DES MOINES, Iowa – A blizzard warning has been canceled for central Iowa, however, gusty winds are expected to continue overnight. A winter weather advisory is in effect for areas north of the metro until 12 a.m. Tuesday, meaning you can expect blowing snow and low visibility.

Interstate 35 north of Ames is still closed up to Mason City/Clear Lake as of 8 p.m. Monday. Iowa DOT officials have not announced when they expect the interstate to reopen.

Travel is still not advised in areas north of Ames.

Next Chance for Snow

Tuesday will be dry, but will still be very breezy. Models show wind gusts up to 30 mph until the noon hour and temperatures will take a small nosedive. It will feel -10 degrees due to the heavy winds.

The next system of precipitation will move through the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Light snow will start to fall in central Iowa around 7 a.m. The heaviest snow will fall between 9 a.m. until noon, but accumulations are expected to only be between 1″ and 2″.

Temperatures will be in the teens and lower 20s the rest of the week. We’ll have another chance for snow Friday, so check back in with the Channel 13 weather team as more updated information becomes available.

Wind speeds recorded Monday are below:

Location Wind Speed (mph)
Jolley (Calhoun County) 61
Creston 55
Boone 52
Des Moines 51
Algona 51
Ames 47

 

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