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Icy winter weather

SIOUX CITY -- Snowfall stopped in Siouxland overnight but strong winds remained in the region Tuesday, producing wind chills in the teens.

The morning forecast called for breezy, wintry conditions, with west, northwest winds up to 25 miles per hour, with guests as high as 35 miles per hour.

Wind speeds were even stronger overnight, topping 55 mph at the Storm Lake airport, 54 mph at Sioux Gateway Airport and 52 mph at the Sheldon and Orange City airport, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. 

With some parts of the region receiving an inch or more snow Monday night, the blowing snow created dangerous driving conditions. Some roads remained slick early Tuesday morning, prompting some school districts in the northern tier of Northwest Iowa counties to delay the start of classes by two hours.

The forecast calls for a high near 34 Tuesday in Sioux City, according to the National Weather Service. A slight chance of snow is possible Tuesday night, with a low around 24 and west wind 10 to 15 mph.

The wintry conditions are expected to continue through the week, but warmer weather could return by the weekend.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


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