Below is information from the National Weather Service as of 1:00 PM. For updated information, click on one of the following links, or click on the red weather alert bar at the top of this page for the latest weather statements:National Weather Service-Des Moines — latest “Situation Report”National Weather Service-Des Moines main pageIowa Road Conditions …Strong Winds with Blowing Snow Still Possible Today……Prolonged Dangerous Cold and Wind Chills this Week….Light snow will be diminishing to flurries with periods ofblowing snow today for most locations. Winds this afternoon willcause blowing and drifting snow over areas where overnight snowoccurred. Wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph will remain this afternoonand diminish by evening.An extended and rarely seen outbreak of extreme cold anddangerous wind chills from late tonight through Thursday morning.Continue to monitor later forecasts for updates to currentwarnings, advisories and watches in effect for the upcomingextreme cold.IAZ004>006-015>017-290230-/O.EXP.KDMX.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-190128T1800Z//O.NEW.KDMX.WW.Y.0009.190128T1821Z-190128T2100Z//O.CON.KDMX.WC.W.0001.190129T1200Z-190131T1800Z//O.CON.KDMX.WC.Y.0002.190129T0000Z-190129T1200Z/Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City,and Clear Lake1221 PM CST Mon Jan 28 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THISAFTERNOON……WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENINGTO 6 AM CST TUESDAY……WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO NOONCST THURSDAY……WINTER STORM WARNING HAS EXPIRED…* WHAT…Blowing snow. Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 60 below zero expected from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.* WHERE…Northern Iowa.* WHEN…For the Wind Chill Warning, from 6 AM Tuesday to noon CST Thursday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 3 PM CST this afternoon. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Tuesday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes and also be life threatening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air andthe wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbitecan occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautionsare not taken.A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.