Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Overcast

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.21 in (1024.1 mb)
Dewpoint 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 16 Jan 1:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Story City IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. East wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 26 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 21. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 21 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 31 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow, mainly after noon.  High near 22. East northeast wind 7 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow.  Low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    Low: 12 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 8.

    Cold

    High: 8 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. East wind around 6 mph.
Tonight
Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind around 7 mph.
Friday
Snow, mainly after noon. High near 22. East northeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow. Low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 8.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1.
M.L.King Day
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 11.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
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Point Forecast:
Story City IA
 42.2°N 93.59°W
12:33 pm CST Jan 16, 2019
2pm CST Jan 16, 2019-6pm CST Jan 22, 2019
 
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