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National Weather Service– Moderate snowfall and breezy winds continue this afternoon and evening. Snow is steadily tapering off from west to east this afternoon, with moderate to heavy snowfall still falling over the eastern half of the area this afternoon.

Snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches have been reported over much of central and southern Iowa, with slightly lower accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over far northern Iowa. Additional accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are expected over the eastern portions of the forecast area, with snow mostly finished up further north and west. Snow will continue in the eastern portions of Iowa through the rest of the afternoon before diminishing this evening.

Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are prolonging the travel impacts throughout the area, as blowing snow causes reduced visibility and snow recollecting on roadways. The most hazardous travel still resides in the eastern portions of the state, where falling snow and gusty winds are creating low visibility on already poor roadways.

Further west, road conditions have begun to improve, but blowing and drifting snow will continue to impact travel through the rest of the afternoon. Stay off roads if you can, especially in eastern Iowa, and if you must be out, use extra caution. Winds will diminish through the evening.

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