MASON CITY – The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a winter
storm watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Snow will develop tuesday afternoon and continue throughout much of Tuesday evening. Storm total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches with locally higher amounts possible.
Blustery northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph will develop late Tuesday night and persist through the day Wednesday. Substantial visibility restrictions due to blowing and drifting snow are highly likely.
Snow covered and slick roads combined with the visibility restrictions will lead to hazardous travel conditions.