For 13 counties in Iowa --- including Black Hawk --- A HIGH WIND WARNING will go in effect Wednesday morning at 3:00 and will continue until 12 PM.

From the NWS:

West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible.
  Peak winds around and after daybreak.
IMPACTS...Strongest winds and gusts may blow down tree branches,
  weaker trees, power lines, and displace or damage any loose
  outdoor items. Power outages will be possible. Travel will be
  difficult, especially along north south oriented roads and high
  profile vehicles.


People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. Use caution if you are traveling.

Mason City is expecting 1-4" of snow from this system. Further north to the Twin Cities, they'll be getting nailed with 10-15" of 'Thanksgiving Snow' by the time the storm moves East on Wednesday afternoon. Ouch.

Credit: National Weather Service

Following this batch of weather, another storm system could smash into us this weekend. This storm is currently battering Colorado where 14" has already fallen in Fort Collins.  Right now this is 5th snowiest storm in the last 3 years for the Denver-area. That ranking should go up.

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