CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - We have plenty of snow. Reports around the Cedar Rapids area range from 1.5 and 2 inches to more than 4. See the Cedar Rapids area snow reports map below. Click on map for an interactive view.
There was heavier snow in Central Iowa, with 5.7 inches at the Des Moines Airport. The Davenport area reports generally 4 to 5 inches.
We did get the layer of ice, as predicted, generally 1/8 of an inch.
Now comes the wind and blowing snow. Wind gusts as high as 50 miles an hour are possible.
That will create Blizzard conditions in Northwest Iowa, with a Blizzard Warning starting in the Ames region, and going north to the Minnesota state border... and West to Nebraska and South Dakota.
This includes the I-35 corridor from about Huxley to the north. Mason City and Marshalltown are on the eastern edge of the Blizzard Warning.
A Winter Storm Warning is posted for the Cedar Rapids region, and most of Eastern Iowa, including the I-80 corridor from Des Moines to Davenport.
Like they say.... that's not all.
The temperature will start dropping today, and by late tonight into Sunday morning all of Iowa will be below zero, with dangerous wind chills. The bitter cold will continue for the next few days.