One, two punch: Blowing snow, dangerous wind chills


    Wind chill warnings

    Strong winds are continuing to blow snow and knock temperatures back today. A strong, arctic front blazed through eastern Iowa Thursday morning and has brought the strong winds and bitter cold. Winds have been gusting upward of 40 mph so far today and dropping visibility and leading to slick streets in rural parts of eastern Iowa.

    Winds will remain strong through the night, but the blowing snow threat will decrease this evening (mainly after 9 pm). Temperatures have been dropping quickly behind this front and we'll end up well below zero by morning. Temperatures will be in the teens below zero, but it will feel even colder.

    Wind chill warnings


    Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories will be in effect until noon Friday due to wind chills of 25 to 35 degrees below zero through the morning. Temperatures will struggle to rise above zero Friday afternoon.

    Frostbite could settle in in as little as five minutes with wind chills of -35.

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