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Wind chill warnings set for North Iowa area

Snow and cold continue in  Mason City and surrounding areas
Snow and cold continue in Mason City and surrounding areas

DES MOINES – The National Weather Service has again issued a wind chill warning for North Central Iowa effective immediately.

The affected area includes the counties of: Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Winnebago, Worth and Wright.

According to the warning:

Snow and dangerously cold wind chills continue.

Snow will continue tonight across portions of Central Iowa as Arctic air pushes south across the state. Temperatures will fall well below zero overnight with dangerously cold wind chills By Daybreak Sunday.

Wind Chill Warning in effect until noon CST Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind Chill Warning, which is in effect until noon CST Sunday. The Wind Chill Advisory is no longer in effect.

Timing: bitterly cold wind chills dropping to 20 below and less will continue through at least midday Sunday.

Winds: north winds at 10 to 20 mph will be common through the night although will weaken some into early Sunday morning.

Temperatures/wind chill values, temperatures in the teens below zero are expected overnight. The combination of these bitter cold temperatures and winds will produce dangerous wind chills of 30 to 40 below zero late tonight into Sunday morning.

Impacts: frost bite and hypothermia will occur quickly if precautions are not taken when going outside overnight into Sunday morning.

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