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US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/31/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Brief warm up this weekend! 😎 Enjoy it, because this won't be long lived. Snow chances on the horizon πŸ‘€β„οΈ Forecast details: weather.gov/dmx

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/29/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

[OUTDATED POST]: Light snow lingers over parts of the area through the morning hours. Total snowfall amounts will only be an inch or less, but this may cause some slick travel and slow up commutes. Another round of light snow is possible Thursday night into Friday.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/29/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Tue 7:30pm - ❄️ More light snow is on the way late this evening and into Wednesday morning for central and southern Iowa. Accumulations should be 1" or less, but may still affect the morning drive for some. Here's a look at projected start times.

01/28/2020
Iowa Storm Chasing Network

Iowa Storm Chasing Network

Light snow will be possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning across southwest Iowa. Accumulations will be an inch or less.

IowaChase.com

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/22/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

A light wintry mix will linger over the area this evening thru Friday, bringing additional light snow accumulations to mainly central and eastern Iowa. With temperatures hovering near freezing, any small change in temperature will impact precipitation type and thus snow accumulations. Slick travel conditions are possible, especially on untreated roadways.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/19/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Bitter cold will dominate once again tonight and persist through Monday night. Wind chill advisories are in effect for a large swath of Iowa tonight into Monday morning as wind chill values will drop to dangerous levels of -20 or lower once again. Stay inside whenever possible, and take appropriate precautions when venturing out. Temperatures will finally begin to moderate on Tuesday.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/19/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Sunday 1/19 @ 9 am...it's awfully cold out there this morning folks. Stay inside if possible, and if venturing out, be sure to bundle up! The cold isn't going to abate much in the next couple days either.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/18/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Blizzard conditions are anticipated over north central to northwest Iowa today. The combination of potent northwest winds of 40 to 50 mph, fresh snow pack, and falling light snow will lead to major visibility restrictions over central to northern Iowa today. Whiteout conditions are likely at times over northern Iowa, especially in rural areas. Travel conditions are likely to be treacherous along and north of Interstate 80. Bitter cold temperatures and wind chill values will arrive today and tonight. Low temperatures tonight look to bottom out from zero to 10 below and wind chill values of 20 to 35 below zero are forecast. The cold snap is forecast to continue through Tuesday before warmer temperatures return by mid-week.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/17/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Even with snow tapering off this evening, poor conditions will continue overnight and into tomorrow as freezing rain/drizzle, very strong winds, bitter cold, and white out to near white out conditions remain.

The very strong winds will likely cause periods of drastically reduced visibility from blowing snow, including blizzard to near blizzard conditions possible in NW Iowa. Elsewhere, periodic visibility reductions will be possible, adding to already hazardous travel conditions from the wind alone.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/17/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

[Friday 5:50 AM 1/17/2020]: Here is the latest on the Winter Storm moving through Iowa. The snowfall and ice accumulation forecast has largely remained the same. The most important change is that a few counties in Northwest Iowa will start off with a Winter Storm Warning, and then will transition to a Blizzard Warning around Midnight Tonight. Travel will be hazardous, and extremely difficult across Iowa. Only travel if absolutely essential this afternoon and evening, and even Saturday across Iowa.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/17/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

[Jan 17 1101a] Moderate to heavy snow over western and many parts of central Iowa is creating snow covered roads & visibilities under a half a mile. Be careful if must travel today.

Latest forecast -> http://mobile.weather.gov

Latest road conditions -> http://511ia.org

01/17/2020

As far as I know, everyone’s electricity is on except a couple of houses in Tingley on Main St and some houses through REC. Thank you for your patience and to our linemen!

01/17/2020

Estimated time for electricity to be on - They are anticipating by an hour and half everyone should have electricity except a few houses. I will keep updated as I find out more info.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/17/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Thu evening - We're getting a lot of questions regarding when the snow will begin, and when the heaviest snow will fall. These are projected windows for when the snow will begin. The heaviest snowfall should be for the next several hours after these start windows. The weather you wake up to will likely be dramatically different that what you see later in the morning into midday. Be prepared for quickly changing weather and road conditions. Brisk winds will also accompany the heavier snowfall period further reducing visibilities.

01/17/2020

No school tomorrow Friday the 17th for Mount Ayr or Diagonal Schools.

01/17/2020

Just got calls from Alliant Energy and REC. They have several crews dispatched and some on scene. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE LINES AND STAY CLEAR OF THEM!
A semi had its auger up and caught lines. The driver didn't notice. There is several poles down and lines across the road from South of Ellston to Tingley to North on 169..

01/17/2020

There are power lines down from Blackmore corner (South of Ellston) all the way to Tingley to North on 169. Please stay clear of these areas.

01/17/2020

There is crews from both REC and Alliant on scene and accessing damage. They will be working diligently to get your power back on. Please stay warm and check on elderly.

01/17/2020

There has been an accident that has taken out electricity in towns Tingley, Ellston, and surrounding areas. Electric companies have been dispatched and are on their way. Please stay inside and stay warm. I will be getting an update in an half hour or so.

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post
01/16/2020

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post
01/15/2020

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/14/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Yes, there is a winter storm on our doorstep Friday. However, there is other winter weather to impact Iowa before then. Freezing drizzle is forecast for your Wednesday morning commute and sub-zero wind chills are anticipated for Thursday morning.

***For the Winter Storm on Friday***
βœ… We're confident of the widespread accumulating snow to start over western Iowa and spread east through the late morning hours.
βœ… We're confident in the impacts of snow covered roads, blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility to lead to dangerous travel and delays.
βœ… We're confident that the higher snowfall amounts look to be north of Interstate 80.
βœ… We'll have additional updates later today!

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/14/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Still working out specific details, but we are expecting a Winter Storm to greatly impact travel across Iowa on Friday. Exact snow amounts remain uncertain at this time, but 5+ inches is possible especially for northern and northeast Iowa. Please continue to check back for the latest forecast trends and visit weather.gov/desmoines

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/12/2020

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Wintry precipitation chances will return to Iowa Friday and Saturday. A stronger storm system is expected to move out of the Central Plains and bring a variety of weather to Iowa during this period. With the storm expected to strengthen near Iowa and have more moisture available for precipitation, there will be an increased risk for a greater amount of snow north of the storm track. As confidence in the storm track increases later this week, rain and snow amounts will also be forecast. For the latest forecast for your area, please visit www.weather.gov/desmoines or mobile.weather.gov

Updates on weather- Please be weather aware if traveling today and tomorrow.  Be safe.
01/10/2020

Updates on weather- Please be weather aware if traveling today and tomorrow. Be safe.

Please be weather aware if you have to travel tomorrow and Saturday.
01/09/2020

Please be weather aware if you have to travel tomorrow and Saturday.

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post
01/09/2020

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post
01/03/2020

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
12/31/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Wintry precipitation will return to the state late this week as a storm system moves through the region.

The highest chances for precipitation will be over southeast Iowa where precipitation should be mainly rain with lower chances of rain/snow farther to the northwest in the state.

Some snow accumulation is possible, but amounts will depend on the track and strength of the storm. As confidence increases later this week, any snow amounts will be shared.

For the latest forecast for your area, please visit www.weather.gov/desmoines or mobile.weather.gov

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
12/30/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Northwest winds will increase today from 15 to 25 mph with gusts approaching 40 mph at times. Light snow is also expected, mainly north of Highway 30 with additional accumulations of an inch or two. Patchy blowing snow is expected as well which may reduce visibilities. If traveling, be prepared for winter driving conditions across northern Iowa today into this evening.

Super proud of our awesome dive team! Blessed to work with some great individuals. Thank you for doing what you all do! ...
12/29/2019
Sheriff: Body of missing man pulled from icy water

Super proud of our awesome dive team! Blessed to work with some great individuals. Thank you for doing what you all do! πŸ’— Prayers for the family.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office says the body of a man was pulled from icy water, days after his family reported him missing.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
12/29/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

❄️ Winter makes a return to Iowa Monday. If you're traveling across northern Iowa be prepared for slick spots and reduced visibility due to falling and blowing snow.

Forecast: weather.gov/dmx
Road conditions: 511ia.org

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
12/22/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Seasonably warm conditions are expected to continue through the upcoming holiday week, with temperatures only slightly cooling toward the end of the week. Normal high temperatures for this time of year are in the mid 20s to low 30s, placing the temperatures for Monday and Tuesday around 25 to 30 degrees above normal.

Conditions should mainly be dry for the upcoming week. Only a very small slight chance of drizzle in the far northeast Christmas morning, and then a small chance for mainly light rain in far southern Iowa Friday.

Find the latest forecast at weather.gov/desmoines

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
12/20/2019
US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Pre-ChristmasπŸŽ„πŸ€Ά travel will be dry and mild across Iowa.

With the heart of winter in the months ahead, it's never a bad idea to have an emergency kit for your vehicle πŸš—πŸššπŸš™ as you travel.

Find out more information at ready.gov/car

#iawx #safetravels

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post
12/13/2019

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
12/01/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

🌬 UPDATE - A Wind Advisory has been issued across western Iowa from late tonight through Sunday morning. Northwest wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph will make travel difficult for light and high-profile vehicles. These winds will combine with snow to produce slick conditions across northern Iowa. #iawx

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you have a blessed day and safe travels!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you have a blessed day and safe travels!

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
11/27/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Little additional accumulation is expected this morning, but strong winds will persist area wide with gusts of 40 to 50 mph common and a few approaching 60 mph. This will continue to produce considerable blowing snow this morning west and north in areas where more appreciable snowfall occurred. High profile vehicles and loose objects like holiday decorations may also be affected by the strong winds. Conditions are expected to improve from midday into the afternoon however as winds diminish somewhat.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
11/26/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

While most of the attention will be directed toward moderate to heavy wind blown snow over northern Iowa later today and tonight, there is some potential for severe weather southeast during the late afternoon and early evening hours. The chances are not great and are fairly brief from 5pm to 9pm, but locations around Ottumwa, Centerville and Bloomfield will have a short window where severe weather is possible. Damaging wind, up to quarter sized hail and to a lesser degree a brief tornado are all possible. If any storms do form they would be moving quite rapidly, possibly 50 mph or more, so keep an eye on weather conditions, have a way to receive warnings and be prepared to act and seek shelter on short notice. Weather conditions may change quickly. More details for your location can be found at https://weather.gov/demoines.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
11/25/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

***Outdated Information***See our page for more recent forecast***

A strong winter storm remains on track to impact Iowa Tuesday night into Wednesday. Rain looks to quickly transition to snow during the late afternoon hours over portions of west-central to northern Iowa. Snow will continue throughout the evening and into the overnight hours towards Wednesday morning. The heaviest snow is likely to fall Tuesday evening and strong winds are anticipated to develop during this time frame. With the falling snow and blustery wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph to near 50 mph will lead to blowing snow and significantly reduced visibility at times. Even near blizzard conditions are possible over far northern Iowa during the overnight hours Tuesday night into Wednesday. The snow will taper off Wednesday morning but the blustery winds are likely to persist and continue to blow around the snow. Major travel impacts are possible with the blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility. Rain is to fall over central to southern portions of Iowa Tuesday night into Wednesday with a brief period of snow possible Wednesday morning. The strong winds are likely to occur across the entire state Wednesday.

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post
11/24/2019

Photos from Ringgold County Emergency Management's post

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
11/23/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

We're monitoring a storm system that looks to bring rain and snow to Iowa Tuesday into Tuesday night. Confidence is growing for the potential of accumulating snow. However, there remains plenty of uncertainty with the location and amounts of snowfall due to the timing of rain to snow changeover across the state. Regardless of the any snow amounts, travel impacts are highly likely throughout the day Tuesday into Tuesday night. In addition to the rain and snow potential, gusty north to northeast winds are anticipated and will only exacerbate the travel conditions. β„οΈπŸ¦ƒ

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
11/21/2019

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

Overcast skies, colder temperatures, and blustery northwest winds are anticipated throughout the day today into this evening. Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph can be expected today. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 20s to middle 30s by this afternoon and with the blustery northwest winds, wind chills in the single digits and teens are forecast later this afternoon into the evening hours. Temperatures will gradually begin to warm up starting Friday and continue through the weekend. Highs on Friday are likely to range in the 30s to near 40, with 40s all day on Saturday. Highs by Sunday look to range around 45 to 50.

11/11/2019

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