POTENTIAL BLIZZARD HEADED FOR THE AREA…

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES ON
MONDAY THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A WIDE SWATH OF
SNOW…SOME OF WHICH COULD BE HEAVY. IN ADDITION TO THE
SNOW…WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN CONSIDERABLY ON TUESDAY FROM THE
NORTH…CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND THE
POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

…BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…

Iowa blizzard

Iowa blizzard

* TIMING…SNOW IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP LATE MONDAY EVENING…AND
CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY BEFORE ENDING
ON TUESDAY EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS MONDAY NIGHT WILL INCREASE FROM THE
NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH…FURTHER INCREASING ON TUESDAY FROM
THE NORTH AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH…BEFORE
DIMINISHING ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THE SNOWFALL
AND STRONG WINDS MAY CREATE VISIBILITY LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A
MILE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW AMOUNTS
OF 8 INCHES OR MORE.