How Often are Blizzard Warnings Issued in Iowa?
A Blizzard is defined as: Blowing and/or falling snow with winds of at least 35 mph, reducing visibilities to a quarter of a mile or less for at least three hours. But how often are these issued within the state of Iowa? The Iowa Environmental Mesonet has created a graph (below) showing the frequency of blizzard warnings in Iowa per year by county since 2007...
Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-80
The Iowa DOT Tweeted at 1:50 PM that a multi-vehicle crash involving numerous semi-trucks occurred on I-80 west of Newton. About 40 vehicles were involved in the crash.      
**Updated 5:30 am 2/4*** The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING from 9 AM Thursday to 6 AM Friday for portions of Iowa including the cities of Waterloo, Marshalltown, Ames, Mason City, and Fort Dodge. Temperatures look to remain around 35* through the early morning hours of Thursday, but then drop to around 20 by late-Thursday afternoon, to the single digits by Fr
Half of Iowa is in a BLIZZARD WARNING
The western half of the state is in a BLIZZARD WARNING. The areas included in the Blizzard Warning can expect a total of 4-10" of snow and winds gusting as high as 50 MPH. The Blizzard Warning will go into effect at 6 PM Thursday through 6 PM Friday...