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Blizzard and High Wind Warnings Going into Effect Today

Yesterday, 8:08am

A very dangerous weather situation is shaping up for the Storm Lake area during the next 24 to 36 hours, according to Matthew Dux, meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls...(audio clip below)

A high wind warning is in effect from noon today (Thur) until midnight tonight, and a blizzard warning begins at 3pm today (Thur) until 6pm Friday.

Snow has already started falling around the area, and Dux says after the initial round of snow dissipates, it will redevelop later today (Thur) and intensify tonight into tomorrow (Fri) morning...(audio clip below)

Dux advises no travel after sunset today (Thur) into tomorrow (Fri) morning.

The best conditions over that time frame will be in the extreme northwest portions of the state. The highest snowfall amounts are expected over north central Iowa, where as much as six to ten inches of snow could fall.