November 10, 2022 - 4:15 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — This Thursday was Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa.

We had a chance to talk with meteorologist Matthew Dux with the National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls, and he tells us what the National Weather Service wants us to keep in mind.

Dux says if you’ve weathered a northwest Iowa winter, their products will be familiar to you.

Dux reminds us that when they issue a blizzard warning, there may or may not be snow falling. He says the criteria for a blizzard warning are winds of 35 miles per hour or greater and visibility of a quarter of a mile or less.

Iowa State Patrol Trooper Kevin Krull tells us some of the things motorists should keep in mind in regard to winter driving.

Krull says in the winter time it’s a good idea to have a full tank of fuel. He says there are other things to remember as well.

Trooper Krull tells us what to include in a winter-survival kit.

He also has some advice for us if you get stranded in the winter.

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