Not waiting anymore. You're on a roll!!!:yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:
The was a fun walk from the MU to MWL:no:
Well, time to fire up the Toro. Got 6 inches of powder callin my name.
One of those chicken littles who scream about global warming could come shovel my sidewalk. :yes:
I am getting ready to head to Ames from Des Moines, not really impressed with this blizzard.
They downgraded to "near blizzard conditions", because there is no fresh snow, and the warm air this afternoon settled the old, so it won't drift.
Funny, I see that Los Angeles has a "Severe Weather Alert"--high winds. It's 80 degrees and sunny there.
US 18 Closed from US 71 (Spirit Lake) east to Kossuth County Line
My 8:30 update. Visabality is 3 miles, near as I can tell. The snow is staying put.
I was only about 20-30 miles off.
A lot of what this will depend on is if you got above freezing today, if so the blizzard won't happen, if not then the wind will really kick up the snow....plain and simple, my area is kinda nasty here NE Iowa
East/West roads aren't great in or out of town.
Airport road in Ames was drifting shut in westbound lane and if not plowed will definitely be closed big time in the morning. Several feet of snow piled up already from the wind.
We are on the soutwest edge of Ames. Streets in the neighborhood weren't good earlier but the tractor plows are now going thru.
Visibility seems fine.