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Storm Warning Issued

A winter storm warning has been issued for Marion County. Marion County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Anderson has been in a conference call with the National Weather Service, and shares the latest predictions below regarding the storm.

· System has slowed in speed since yesterday
· 6” to 9” across central and southern IA
· Thursday afternoon and evening
· 1” to 1 ½” per hour
· Moving SW to NE
· Localized near white out conditions (below blizzard conditions)
· Winter Storm Warning for most of Central IA for most of the day on Thursday for Marion County
· Snow will be dry in nature and prone to being blown easily
· Noon to 3 pm snow begins
· 3 pm to 6 pm heaviest snow in Marion County
· Snow continuing into Friday with an additional 1-2”
· Winds shouldn’t be as severe on Friday
· Only significant changes from yesterday’s call is the slowing of the system-has slowed approximately 3 hours