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elizabeth: breaking news overnight, man shot dead in des moines. who police are questioning to try to find a suspect. eric: and you're looking at a colorful live super doppler hd. there's a winter storm warning this morning. we are good to tell you where it is snowing now and what you can expect where you live. good morning everyone and thanks for waking up with us on this monday december 28. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge we will get over to metinka for a look at the forecast. metinka: if you asked santa for snow, you are getting it today. it is snowing south of i 80. that is where we've got the freezing rain and sleet this morning. all of this precip is lifting up to the north. it is 25 now in des moines with a wind chill of 13. we will have a increasing wind today.
icy with a changeover to snow. we'll have sleet and freezing rain right through noontime here in central iowa. we are talking about blowing snow and drifting snow with a lot of wind. eric: alyx sacks is out this morning keeping an eye on the roads as the storm moves north. elizabeth: she joins us live now, so alyx where are you right now and what are you seeing? alyx: good morning. we are driving south on 35. we passed the norwalk exit. so far so good. we are driving -- [inaudible] where driving around seeing if it can find it -- we are driving around seeing if we can find anything. it is awfully chilly outside.
they are expecting quite a bit of snow to impact the roadways. ice down south. it is going to make things very, very slick for that morning commute. the issa commission from five to eight inches -- the ice accumulation from i -- from five to eight inches. it is about 27 degrees. if we see any moisture, maybe it will be snow. we are going to keep our eyes on the roadways throughout the morning. we are going to continue to fly south. back to you. elizabeth: we appreciate it. think you so much -- thank you so much. taking a look at the latest road conditions from 511ia.org. you can see several roads to the southeast of the metro are already covered with snow or ice. as the storm moves north make
blue means partially covered . pink means completely covered. eric: here in des moines crews worked for hours sunday to prepare roads for the coming snow. trucks put down a salt brine solution on all 17 snow routes in all 40 districts and all hills and all intersections in des moines. >> we put the brine application down so we don't have snow pack. the brining allows us to plow the snow off on a first pass and pushes the snow off completely so we can get down to bare pavement. eric: a reminder to move your cars off the streets while snow removal ordinances are in effect or you could end up with a fine or a towed car. and as the snow moves in expect a lot of cancellations and delays at the des moines airport. we're already seeing several this morning. the 5:43 flight to dallas is canceled. so is the 6:30 to chicago midway. the 8:00 flight to minneapolis
airport website for updated -- apparently it is just a nightmare at the airport. not many seats are open. make sure to check the website for updated information on your flights. you can count on kcci on air and online all day today as the winter storm moves through. also download our kcci weather app to keep track of the storm on the go. you'll get live radar traffic -- radar, traffic alerts and road conditions straight to your smartphone. it's available for free for both android and iphone. elizabeth: we're not the only ones seeing severe storms this morning. shaina humphries joins us now with more wild weather from around the country. shaina? shaina: elizabeth, you can see the icy conditions the storm caused in texas overnight. several cars spun out, and emergency crews were called out to help with several crashes. the department of public safety in amarillo is strongly discouraging travel across the entire texas panhandle, because blowing and drifting snow is making roads impassable. and parts of oklahoma saw a lot of snow and ice this weekend as well. several highways were shut down as officials warned of black ice and slick roads. flooding has forced the closure
the state. the governor of oklahoma declared a state of emergency sunday. the snow and ice comes after a weekend of severe, deadly weather across the south and midwest. this is video from garland, texas, where an ef 4 tornado touched down. nine twisters touched down in the dallas area, killing at at -- killing at least 11 people there. that death toll is expected to rise as crews continue to search through the rubble left by the storm. the governor of texas made disaster declarations in four counties so far. people in garland say it's hard to see their community in ruins. >> it is unbelievable that anybody can come out of there alive. the whole front of the house is gone. the only thing left is the closet they were hiding in and the kitchen. shaina: at least 43 people have died since wednesday because of the weather across the south and midwest. also developing right now, chicago mayor rahm emanuel is facing more scrutiny this morning, after another fatal
officials say a chicago police officer accidentally shot and killed 55-year-old betty jones saturday, while responding to a domestic disturbance call. 19-year-old college student quintonio legrier was also shot and killed in the incident. police say he was acting aggressively and armed with a baseball bat. elizabeth: breaking news overnight in des moines a homicide investigation now underway just east of the airport at 5201 south union street. it's at the brookside apartments . you can see a crime scene unit outside the building there. just before 11:00 last night police found one man dead and a woman shot and injured next to him. detectives have been collecting evidence overnight and interviewing witnesses. no word yet on a possible suspect or the current condition of the female victim. we expect an update at 10:00 this morning, so stick with kcci on air and online for more on the story. newton police are still asking for help in finding this 12-year-old girl.
charlene brown was missing she's -- brown was missing. she's believed to be with non-custodial family. brown is five foot two inches with brown hair and brown eyes. she was last seen wearing blue and white flannel pajamas. if you have any information contact the newton police. eric: one woman is dead after a single car crash in greene county this weekend. it happened along highway 25 saturday night. the iowa state patrol says the passenger 20-year-old sydney thomas was ejected and killed when the vehicle went off the road and into a ditch. the driver 20-year-old ashley andrews has minor injuries. a driver in cedar rapids had to be rescued from the cedar river after he swerved to avoid a deer. it happened saturday night and officials say the driver was treated for hypothermia and may face a citation for failure to maintain control. the driver has not been identified. elizabeth: new information in a crash in perry on saturday. 30-year-old ben royer is now
third owi. police say he was arrested after fleeing the scene of a two vehicle crash on highway 141 and 8th street five people in the saturday. white van were taken to the hospital. no word yet on the conditions of those five people royer is facing several charges. eric: we're just a few days away now from the rose bowl. iowa takes on stanford this friday. sunday the hawkeyes announced that senior tight end jake duzey will not be playing. duzey re-injured his knee in practice on friday. otherwise the iowa offense looks pretty healthy heading into the bowl game. jordan canzeri is back practicing and says he's confident he will play. that meansns healthy and very experienced iowa squad will be taking the field. >> there has been a lot more experience with the guys. they have been here for a while
i can see things better than i have. there are expense guys out there who know what to do. >> guys we have built around him . each and every guy does their job. when you have a guy like that, you have athletes who are making great place, everyone feeds off each other. we are trying to do our job and push this thing forward. eric: kcci is also heading out to pasadena this week. i'll be making the trip as well as andy garman, scott reister and steve karlin. live coverage from pasadena starts tomorrow and continues through friday. iowa takes on the stanford cardinal at 4:00 p.m. on new years day that's this friday. you can watch it on espn. elizabeth: we will check in with metinka. if the kids got any snow or flood gear for christmas, they are in luck. metinka: tomorrow is going to be
we see snow lifting to the south. notice that pink from ottumwa over toward centerville. that is trying to move back to the west. that is a wintry mix. some freezing rain in there. check out the latest road conditions. i, that is where everything is being affected. let's timeout the snow. lifting off to the north. we are expecting one round of recent this morning. freezing rain by mid to late morning. by early in the afternoon, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., will have rounds of heavier snow. that is when we expect most of our accumulation to occur. elizabeth: tanks metinka. -- thanks metinka. commitment 2016 news now candidates are back on the campaign trail this week after taking time off for christmas. democratic candidate martin o'malley was in des moines sunday. he spoke at a foreign policy
moines social club. about 100 people came to hear him. he focused on foreign policy and moving forward as a country. o'malley continues his tour through iowa today. he has stops in webster city , iowa falls, waterloo and tama. and republican hopeful chris christie starts a three-day swing through the hawkeye state today with stops in dubuque and davenport. eric: late show host stephen colbert appeared on cbs' face the nation sunday to talk politics. he says he doesn't respect donald trump or his policies but admires his ability to reach voters. >> he's this very interesting , like frankenstein of the idea that facts don't matter and only money does, because if money is speech he's got a $10 billion mouth and doesn't have to spend any of it because everyone will point a camera at him. eric: senator bernie sanders and dr. ben carson also appeared on
the full episode is online at cbsnews.com. elizabeth: wrapping up 2015 on the campaign trail we'll go live to washington to find out where presidential candidates are spending the final week of the year. eric: and we continue to watch the winter storm. you can see on the right, the messy conditions continue to deteriorate. alyx sacks is out as the snow moves north. you can also see the statewide road conditions already tricky travel down in southern iowa. shaina: where keep an eye an eye on the roads for you. makes you check in before you leave. those roads are going to start to get messy. right now, we do not have any big issues. we will head outside and have another look at the roads. it is still pretty clear. unless you are leading the next minute, that is going to change pretty quickly here it we are going to keep an eye on it for
this is where we have a wintry mix. in des moines, the snow is getting ready to track in. it is going to be with us all day long. colder air off to the northwest. temps there are in the teens. across central iowa, 27. a slightly warmer air drifts back into iowa, that is when we are going to see sleet and mixed rain. we are expecting most of the accumulation to take place at 2:00 p.m. right through the evening commute. only for your eight day details are coming up -- all of your eight did details are coming up. shaina: more severe weather around the country at least eleven people died over the weekend in severe flooding in the midwest. this is video from missouri where officials say six people died in two different accidents where cars were driving through
illinois when river waters pushed their car off a bridge. and right now a wildfire in southern california that burned more than 1200 acres over the weekend now has authorities worried about landslides. the blaze started in ventura friday night when winds caused power lines on an oil field to arc. officials say the fire should be fully contained before tomorrow but a storm moving into the area next week could cause landslides on the newly loose ground. and if you're just waking up with us we are still following breaking news of a murder in des moines. a man found shot to death at 5201 south union street in des -- in des moines. a woman was also injured. no arrests yet. eric: economic headlines. investors will see today if wall street can rally after a mixed close to the christmas holiday trading week. on thursday the dow fell about 50 points. the nasdaq added about 2. and the s&p 500 was down about 3. before you head out to return your unwanted holiday gifts make sure you know the retailers return policies.
ebay have some of the most generous return policies. some tougher policies forever 21 only allows 21 days for returns and you can only exchange for another item or store credit. barnes and noble has the shortest return window at just 14 days. and k-mart allows 30 days but does not accept returns without a gift receipt. elizabeth: and as we approach the new year you may be thinking about new year's resolutions. eric: a new survey from financial site nerdwallet.com found out how people are prioritizing their goals for 2016. 49% of people surveyed put increasing their savings among their top priorities. 44% of people said both working out more and losing weight are important for them in the new year. elizabeth: spending more time with friends and family is at the top of the list for 37% of people surveyed. and 35% said traveling more. eric: that would be nice, especially if you can get out. apparently the airport is really congested. everybody trying to get to the
metinka: this is just the beginning. we are expecting the snow to move into central iowa. the worst is yet to come. south of i 80, that is where we have the wintry precip. they wintry mix now to the south east. it is tracking to the northwest. we will have some of that wintry mess moving into here. this is a pretty far-reaching system. this extends right through missouri. if you're driving down toward missouri, you're going to drive through a lot of ice. in central texas this morning, they are waking up to snow. the whole thing is headed up toward green bay. time it out with futurecast. it is the only great job of moving the snow in here.
freezing rain in here. by mid afternoon, we will have some heavy snow bands working through, lifting up to the north. that will last through the evening commute. travel will be pretty treacherous. white knuckle drive all day long. the snow begins to wind down. more off to the northwest and the less to the south east. icy conditions there. about a quarter of an inch of ice will be falling and accumulating across southeast iowa. they could be downed trees. some of the slightly warmer air will be working into central iowa. we'll see freezing rain by midmorning. by this afternoon, all snow and blowing snow. most of the accumulation will be taking place after 2:00 p.m.
tomorrow it is going to be a great day for sledding and digging out. eric: thanks metinka elizabeth: a check in with shaina. shaina: things look pretty good. be ready to give yourself a lot of extra time. stay home if you can. wings are going to be pretty difficult for travel. i will show you those mobile speed units. we have a few of them around town. elizabeth: we have alyx sacks out tracking the snow storm.
alyx: a different picture than what we saw 15 minutes ago. you can see the snow starting to collect on the roadways. with the wind, it is reduced visibility. the snow just start to fall. we saw that they started to treat the roads. we just started shining our price now seeking get a good picture of that snow falling quickly. we will be back in a few minutes with another update. elizabeth: christmas is over so the campaigning continues. what the 2016 candidates will be
aixa diaz is live in our washington bureau. where will candidates visit today? aixa: candidates are campaigning in new hampshire, nevada, florida and iowa, where the caucuses are just five weeks away. >> i'm winning. i'm beating everybody. and in my opinion beating hillary is easier than beating these people. aixa: donald trump who campaigns in new hampshire today continues to lead the polls on the republican side of the presidential race. >> it's a really good top of the story. trump's rising and everything . wait til we start voting. >> if he's the nominee of course i'll support him. i mean that's what we pledged to do. aixa: the real estate mogul is democratic front-runner hillary clinton. going to be very open to seeking my husband's advice. aixa: after clinton said last week her husband would hit the campaign trail trump tweeted the former president has demonstrated a penchant for sexism and called it so
>> i think every poll i've ever seen shows that if president clinton were a candidate tomorrow he'd be re-elected. aixa: bernie sanders who stops by nevada today says he has a secret weapon of his own. >> we're going to let my wife jane out and i think hillary is going to be in real, real trouble. aixa: the next round of debates for both sides is scheduled for mid-january. that is when they get back on the stage to debate before the caucuses. eric: republican candidate marco rubio is getting some extra help on the trail this week but that's coming under fire from trump too. aixa: congressman trey gowdy is endorsing marco rubio in is expected to be in iowa campaigning for him. gowdy leads the congressional committee investigating the 2012 benghazi attack that killed 4 americans. clinton was on the hill testifying before that committee. trump told fox and friends he
than at the benghazi hearings calling that hearing a total disaster. elizabeth: aixa diaz live in washington for us. eric: a lot more news for you in our next half hour of kcci 8 news this morning. des moines police were called to a shooting and make two startling discoveries. plus alyx sacks live with another update on our winter storm moving through iowa. how soon you can expect the snow at your house. and oh the excitement. this waukee teen found something under the tree he totally didn't expect but it made his entire
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>> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this morning." eric: you are waking up to several breaking stories this morning. first, a man murdered. find out who may be the key to solving the crime. elizabeth: winter storm. you can see it's getting closer on live super doppler eight d. our alyx sacks is showing us live conditions down south. eric: and that's not the only weather story this morning. people in texas are still picking up the pieces from a deadly tornado outbreak. the hardest hit areas, ahead. good morning everyone, i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i am elizabeth klinge, along with shaina and metinka.
coming down and it is really moving in now. metinka: it is moving in pretty quickly and will be with us all day until about midnight before it tapers off. right now, this stowe -- the snow extends basically along the i-80 corridor but is quickly wrapping the north and northwest. here in des moines, we may see a period of sleet and freezing rain this morning. right now, just a little bit of snow, 27 in des moines. it is a snowy outlook. 1-3 inches of snow and sleet, this afternoon at additional three inches will be following, combined with a gusty wind from the northeast at times at 40 five miles per hour.
eric: we sent alyx sacks out live this morning. alyx: we are now approaching new virginia. the conditions on the road as the snow is coming down quickly, as you can see in this live picture the lines on the roadway are rather hard to make out. we have hit a few slick spots on i-35 south as we have started to see the snow come down. we passed a snow plow on i-35, so i know there are a lot of crews out there to make this commute as safe as possible. one thing to note, especially with the wind coming and the snow coming down so quickly, it does affect the visibility. slick roadways, and snow expecting throughout the day.
it seems like we are getting more snow the further south we go, and we will keep our eye on the roadways. eric: stay safe. here's a look at road conditions across the state from 511ia. that is exactly where she is headed, in that pink area. the blue off to the southeast is partially covered, and that area is creeping north every 15 minutes or so. here in the metro, we are going to take a live look at the west mixmaster. there is some snow falling in the metro, so be careful wherever you are this morning. we will be with you every hour today with updates on this winter storm. you can watch for live updates at kcci.com. also through our kcci mobile app. we know there's a lot of you traveling right now, whether it be for the rose bowl or holiday travels. you can check road conditions, traffic alerts and radar while
shaina: happening right now, the death toll is likely to rise following a deadly outbreak of storms and tornadoes in the nation. nine twisters touched down in the dallas, texas area, killing 11 people. omar villafranca has the latest. omar: as rescue crews in north texas sift through debris for people still unaccounted for -- >> i found the jet. omar: many residents are retrieving what little they have left following this weekend's deadly tornadoes. >> compared to our neighbors, i think we got pretty lucky. the house is still standing, the walls are standing. omar: more than a hundred homes in the garland were reduced to rubble saturday when an ef-4 tornado, packing winds of up to 200 miles per hour, tore through the area. 61-year-old gwendolyn wheatley says it was the scariest night of her life. >> i just stayed in my closet all night long, shaking like a leaf on a tree. omar: a 24 hour curfew remains in effect here in rowlett, where an ef-3 tornado also caused extensive damage.
residents near this damaged water tower out of fears of flooding. >> at this point, we've had an engineer who is familiar with that particular water tower assess it. based on the damage that he saw, he was concerned enough to ask us to drain the water tower . omar: omar villafranca, cbs news, rowlett, texas. shaina: new mexico has declared a state of emergency. in total, 43 deaths are blamed on holiday-period weather that hit a large part of the nation's southern and midsection. other parts of texas are dealing with a winter storm right now , too. no travel is being advised in the texas panhandle and you can see why in this video. blowing and drifting snow is burying vehicles on roads making them totally impassable. oklahoma is also affected by this storm. 60,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning. and more than 1200 acres have been scorched in southern california. the blaze started friday night when high winds caused power lines on an oil field to arc.
is a landslide, after the rain hits those charred hills. officials say the wildfire is 75% contained and should be fully contained by tuesday. elizabeth: now updating the breaking news we've been following here in des moines police spent hours overnight , investigating another homicide. it happened at the brookside apartments on south union just east of the airport around 11 last night. officers found one man had been shot and killed. a woman was shot and injured. as well. police spent the night collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. we don't yet know if police have been able to talk with the female victim about a possible suspect. officers say they will have another update for us before 10 this morning. this is the 21st homicide of 2015. eric: more big stories this morning, still no sign of a missing 12-year-old girl in newton. police say charlene brown is believed to be with non-custodial family. they put out the alert on
she is five feet two inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes , last seen wearing pajamas. if you have any information contact the newton police. , the iowa state patrol has released new information in a deadly greene county crash. 20-year-old sydney thomas died in a single car crash saturday night along highway 25. a report says she was a passenger in the car. she grabbed the wheel to help correct the car but it went into a ditch and she was ejected. the driver, 20-year-old ashley andrews, has minor injuries. elizabeth: a man is behind bars after taking off from the scene of a two car crash in perry. 30-year-old ben royer was arrested and charged with his third owi. it happened saturday afternoon on highway 141 and eight street. five people in the white van were taken to the hospital. police say royer ran into a nearby apartment but police searched the building and took him into custody. no word on the conditions of those who were taken to the hospital.
river after swerving to avoid a deer. it happened in cedar rapids the -- it happened in cedar rapids. the driver had to be rescued from the cedar river. the driver suffered hypothermia from the cold water and may face a ticket for failure to maintain control. eric: it is 5:38. metinka: roads are quickly getting worse across southern iowa, and it is all moving in our direction. if you have travel plans that take you to the south, you will be driving right through the snow, sleet, and freezing rain before it changes into rain and thunderstorms. the system extends all the way to texas. tracking up to the north and northwest, and we are expecting 4-7 inches, lighter snow falls possible for the southeast but you will pick up more ice.
most snow will be falling, over eight inches in some spots, and this will all be blowing. eric: looking ahead today, governor branstad will attend the premiere screening of the iowa caucuses, a presidential journey. the documentary screening is today at the state historical museum. following the film there will be , a question and answer session. the event is free and open to the public starting at 5:30. ,elizabeth: rose bowl bound. see how a teen's family surprised him with the ultimate christmas gift video you gotta see. plus parade professional. , the iowa man who's in charge of one of the rose parade floats lets us in on a big secret.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this morning," with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: the winter storm is just getting started. it has been snowing across central iowa for several hours -- southern iowa for several hours, and now it is drifting into central iowa. roads today will be impasses --
going to start out with a little bit of ties across iowa, picking up most of the snow accumulation on the afternoon with a widespread six inches if not more. travel today is going to be very tricky. slick roads will be combined with blowing and drifting snow. the wind will be quite strong coming in from the northeast at about 45 miles per hour. tomorrow should be a great day for sledding. eric: thanks, metinka. checking in with live pictures from alyx sacks, she is southbound on i 35 near osceola a. she is reporting more snow on the ground as she heads south, and conditions are tricky. be careful wherever you are.
511ia.org if you're heading out of state, you can also check those roads at this site as well. there are tabs for neighboring states. shaina: if you are flying, you might be trying to fly today, the des moines airport has already canceled a handful of flights, some arriving, some departing. it's best to check the airport's website if you're hoping to fly. a few of our crews were scheduled to leave but their flights have already been canceled. apparently a lot of rose bowl travelers are running into the same thing. eric: some fans may be trying to fly out of omaha, but they're also going to be dealing with this winter storm. you can see crews were out treating the roads there last night. the city has declared a snow emergency, which takes effect at noon today. shaina: a lot of people are also leaving from cedar rapids and the eastern iowa airport. bowl packages bought through the u of i included a chartered flight. there are 13 planes scheduled to
5:00 a.m., and the last one at 8:30. we'll have to see how this whole thing shakes out. certainly some rose bowl travelers probably left yesterday and just got hotel rooms so they wouldn't have to drive through the snow today. eric: every seat his book so it could be days before you get out -- every seat is booked so it could be days before you get out. elizabeth: we know of at least one local fan who did beat the storm, 16-year-old nathan sanders of waukee. eric: he didn't even know he was going until christmas. his parents surprised him by hiding the tickets under a rose bowl shirt. the ultimate gift for this lifelong hawkeye fan. sunday afternoon, he packed up all his black and gold and his family hit the road. >> it's just really special. it's really cool. is still kind of surreal that we are actually going. i'm sure it's going to be a really cool experience. eric: he is out now with his
tomorrow. elizabeth: before the rose bowl game, there's the rose parade. and take a look at these preparations underway right now . thousands of volunteers are unwrapping millions of flowers so they can be put on the floats. the official parade rules state that only organic material can be glued onto the floats. there are 44 floats this year , all with the official theme 'find your adventure.' shaina: one of those thousands of volunteers is from right here in iowa. laurel hollopeter of victor, iowa is a floral designer for the 'dole' float at this year's rose parade. he has lots of experience because he manages a hy-vee floral department. he says on the bed of his one float alone, there are more than 30,000 roses. he says it's a lot of work and he gives us a hint about something
completely new this year. >> prepping containers, prepping flowers, stuff like that. we have to re-process all the flowers to make sure they hold up for the length of time when we're putting them on. so, monday will probably be the first day that we put a lot of
this year, there's actually the first-ever zipline. on the float, there will be a person going back and forth on a zipline. shaina: that sounds like a fun job. he says he booked his tickets in september so the fact that iowa is playing in the rose bowl just makes it even better. he did not know at the time. eric: i'll have to look for him out there in pasadena. i'm heading there along with a team of people from kcci. our engineers mel konrad and al snyder are already on their way in our newstar 8 satellite truck . they've been sharing some pics from along the way. green river, wyoming, echo, utah, mesquite, nevada. we are so excited to bring you the best team8 coverage from pasadena. watch for live reports starting at 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00 tomorrow. we'll also be live all morning leading up to the game on new year's morning. be sure to like kcci on facebook and download or mobile app for
fo >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on "kcci 8 news this morning." metinka: snow is moving into the metro area and roads are already very snow a to the south. chariton, ottumwa, centerville, getting some sleep and freezing rain and it is moving to the north. this is a pretty far-reaching system, stretching all the way down toward central texas. this is the first wave we are experiencing. we will have a little bit of a long before -- a lull before the second area of rain and snow begins to lift toward central iowa. this morning, light snow, periods of sleet and freezing
this afternoon as when we are expecting the second wave to arrive and it will increase our snowfall rate. by about 3:00 or 4:00, we could have snow rates of one to two inches per hour. this morning, we will pick up sleet and one to three inches of snowfall just this morning. at additional three inches or more will be falling this afternoon, blowing around some gusty northeast wind at about 45 miles per hour. northwest into west central iowa is where the heaviest snow will be. a quarter of an inch of ice to the southeast. northeast wind coming in about 35 miles per hour, getting stronger throughout the afternoon. temperatures are freezing close to the southeast. it will be all snow across
30-32 degrees, blowing snow this afternoon, strong northeast wind will create near whiteout conditions. we will end up with about six inches of snow today, maybe more in some neighborhoods, and be prepared to dig out tomorrow. at least tomorrow looks nice and quiet. elizabeth: thank you. eric: not a good day to go anywhere. shaina: it is going to be pretty messy out there back. we just looked at some cameras on i-235. like metinka said, as the day goes on it will be very messy. if you have to go somewhere, give yourself so much extra time because you will need it.
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say they don't know why but asthma rates in u.s. children have quieted down. the study suggests that a possible plateau in childhood obesity rates and declines in air pollution may have helped lower the cases in kids. the study looked at asthma rates from 2001 to 2013. eric: and at the box office, "star wars, the force awakens," wasted no time breaking box office records. over the weekend, it earned a billion dollars in global sales faster than any film in history. , the film took 12 days to hit the billion dollar mark. one day earlier than previous record holder, "jurassic world." eric: -- elizabeth: kcci 8 news this morning is live with new overnight news here's what we're
alyx: we know that it is going to impact driving for the rest of the morning commute, but the one thing we have noticed, it is slick out there already. the snow in the roadways is impacting the lines, you cannot see them easily. that is what we are seeing on the roadways. shaina: i am tracking more severe storms across the country, including some that have turned deadly. metinka: the winter storm warning continues through tomorrow morning. we will pick up at least six inches of snow, and the wind will be whipping all around. eric: you can see pink,
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