HIGH WIND WARNING for Waterloo/Cedar Falls
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. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.