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elizabeth: breaking news overnight, a man shot dead in des moines. the police are questioning. eric: a colorful live super doppler eight the. -- hd. there is a winter storm warning, and what you can expect where you live. thank you for waking up with us on this monday, december 28. i am eric hanson. elizabeth: i am elizabeth klinge. metinka: we are getting the snow now in des moines over toward newton, knoxville, winterset, and creston. pink showing up across ottumwa, this is a wintry mix. the full rainbow all across the state. a wintry mix off to the east and some ice in the south. in des moines, sleet and freezing rain, plus we will pick up 1-3 inches of snow before
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afternoon as when snowfall rates will wrap up, at the rate of about one to two inches per hour. we will pick up another three inches this afternoon, and maybe another inch overnight so a widespread six to eight inches of snow is expected. eric: alyx sacks is out this morning keeping and i on the roads as the storm moves in from the south. elizabeth: she joins us live. alyx: we are about 40 miles south of des moines traveling north on i-35 just past mile marker 40. we just drove past osceola a and things are getting pretty dicey. the roads are completely covered at this point, making it rather difficult to see the line. the visibility when the snow is coming down, there is a lot of wind so that is impacting the visibility. photographer zachary hayes is
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a significant difference from when we first got on an hour ago to what we are seeing now, because the snow is falling so quickly. with the snow accumulation, it is still going to be difficult. we passed a few snowplows. all of the cars are taking it very slow. if you are heading out the door this morning, give yourself a lot of extra time and plan on taking it slow. we will continue to keep our eye on the roadway this morning. elizabeth: thank you so much. taking a look at the latest road conditions from, you can see several roads in the southeast part of the state covered with snow and ice. blue means partially covered roads, pink means they are
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eric: crews worked for hours sunday to prepare the roads for the snow that is moving its way, putting down a salt-brian solution -- brine solution. >> we put the brine application down so we do not have the snow pack. it allows us to plow the snow off on a first pass and pushes it down out -- out completely. eric: a reminder to move your car this morning for you could end up with a fine or a toad car. -- towed car. five flights already canceled to places like dallas, houston, and chicago. a number of people trying to get to the rose bowl are stuck for the time being. there were not any open seats on any planes, so be sure to check the des moines airport website
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patient as you can. you can count on kcci on air and online all day, and our free app updates conditions. elizabeth: shaina humphries joins us more with wild weather from around the country. shaina: 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 any 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 of roadways in other parts of the state. the governor of oklahoma declared a state of emergency on sunday. the snow and ice comes after a weekend of severe, deadly weather across the south and midwest.
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texas, where an ef 4 tornado touched down. nine twisters touched down in the dallas area, killing at least eleven 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's unbelievable 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. >> it is just sad. it's hard to see all these people's livelihoods destroyed. cars flipped over in front of houses. it is just hard to see. 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 police shooting this weekend. officials say a chicago police officer accidentally shot and
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on 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 around 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. an alert went out saturday that charlene brown was missing, she's believed to be with
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brown is five-foot-two 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 at 641-791-0850. 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 all 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. we are just a few days away from the rose bowl, iowa takes on
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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 friday. that means a healthy, and very experienced iowa squad will be taking the field. >> there is a lot more experience with the guys. those guys have been here for a while. we can get them the ball. i think it is a big part, having experienced it, and knowing what to do. >> we build around him, and each and every guy takes their job very seriously. when you have a guy like that, and athletes around you making good plays, everyone feeds off each other.
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to pasadena this week. i am going to 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 stand -- stanford cardinals at 4:00 p.m. on friday. elizabeth: 6:10, and there is no escaping the storm. metinka: the kids are going to be so excited, but if you have to drive today, travel will be quite the headache. the snow is moving in pretty rapidly, moving into the north and northwest. it is a long and south of highway 30 -- a long and south of highway 30. across southeast iowa, you are already seeing sleet and freezing drizzle. there is a little bit of a break across north-central missouri. it is going to look completely
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than what it does this morning, with generally about six inches or so across central iowa, even a quarter inch of ice to the southeast. blowing snow will make travel difficult all day. elizabeth: wrapping up 2015 on the campaign trail, candidates are back on the campaign trail this week after taking time off for christmas. eric: the road conditions are changing. shaina: we do not have any but it will be a big issue for you out there today. a mess. normally we would not see anything slow down for a couple of hours but already the west down. we will head outside and take a look at road conditions.
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you can see the kind of drive you are going to have this morning.
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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 snow is just getting started in central iowa. it has been snowing for several hours off to the south, and a wintry mix across the southeastern part of the state. all of the snow and precipitation is tracking to the northwest. it is a long and south of highway 30 right now, approaching highway 20. the winter storm warning continues right through today through 6:00 a.m. on tuesday. starting off with a wintry mix, sleet and freezing rain from time to time, but most of the snow accumulation will be coming
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inches per hour. travel will be very tricky, pack your patients today. blowing snow will be limiting visibility. after today, the weather turns quiet. elizabeth: thanks, metinka. alyx sacks is still out tracking the snow storm live for us this morning. what are you seeing right now, alyx? alyx: i can tell you the snow is certainly coming down a little bit thicker flakes. the biggest difference is just in the last hour. the roadways. well. you can note the lines of the because there is so much snow covering the highway. i-35. the worst part of our drive would have to be through osceola because snow is collecting
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we pulled off to the side of the road. zachary who is behind the wheel said he felt about one inch of accumulation. now we are starting to close in and getting back to the metro. conditions are improving -- conditions are not improving, so take it slow. there have been snowplows on the highway. shaina: thank you, alex. 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 floodwaters and were just swept away. five other people died in illinois when river waters pushed their car off a bridge. if you are just waking up with us, we are still following
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a man was found shot to death at 5201 south union street in des moines. a woman was also injured we have no word of any arrests yet. eric: economic headlines, investors will see today if wall street can rally after a mixed close to the christmas holiday trading week. 50 points. the nasdaq added about 2. and the s and p 500 was down about 3. before you head out to return make sure you know the retailers return policies. nordstrom, l.l. bean, amazon, and ebay have some of the most generous return policies. those are good places to take things back. some tougher policies are out there. 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 do 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 nerd
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prioritizing their goals for this new year's. 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: travel more, as long as the weather does not throw a curveball. apparently the airport is a mess this morning. metinka: the road conditions will rapidly change over the next hour or so in central iowa and will get steadily worse. this stowe extends -- the snow extends highway -- so far we have had a dusting of snow in des moines but the accumulation will be pretty rapid. we could even see some sleet and freezing rain by mid to late
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there will be a quiet time in the precipitation as it lifts in. around 10:00 a.m. you might see it letting up a little bit, but this is just the first wave. the stronger wave is pulling out of texas into oklahoma, bringing most of our snow accumulation by this afternoon. maybe a little bit of sleet and freezing rain mixing in late morning. this afternoon, we will notice the snowfall rates dramatically increasing. at times, coming down at one to two inches per hour. continuing to lift to the north throughout the evening commute, and the snow should be coming to an end around 10:00 p.m. to midnight. we will pick up sleet and one to three inches of snow this morning, followed by an
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snow. a broad swath of six inches across central iowa, more to the north and northwest, less to the southeast but more ice. the wind is coming in from the miles per hour for davenport. right now in des moines, 28. off to the west temperatures are cold enough for it to be all snow with readings in the teens. blowing snow this afternoon. the northeast wind will increase to 45 miles per hour, creating a lot of hazardous travel. tonight, the weather quiets down and a few flurries were wednesday. shaina: it is going to be a slow day altogether. give yourself extra time.
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hour or two, but things are moving already. i-235, things are starting to get crowded. i will show you the mobile speed minutes, 700 mlk junior parkway, 2300 whole avenue, 5200 urbandale avenue, 4400 delaware avenue, and 9100 northeast 46th avenue. you probably will not even be up to speed, let alone speeding, so give yourself extra time on the snowy road. elizabeth: christmas is over so the campaigning continues.
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doing today to earn your vote, eric: welcome back to kcci at 6:26, final push of the year. elizabeth: presidential hopefuls are hitting key states and going after each other in the last week of 2015. aixa diaz is live in our washington bureau. aixa, where will candidates visit today? aixa: candidates are campaigning in new hampshire, nevada, florida, and iowa, where the caucuses are just five weeks away. mr. trump: i'm winning. i'm beating everybody.
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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. mr. kasich: it's a really good, top of the story, trump's rising and everything. wait until we start voting. mr. huckabee: 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 now aiming most of his jabs at democratic front-runner hillary clinton. ms. clinton: on all kinds of issues, i'm 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 inappropriate. >> i think every poll i've ever seen shows that if president clinton were a candidate tomorrow, he'd be reelected. aixa: bernie sanders, who stops by nevada today, says he has a secret weapon of his own. mr. sanders: 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
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eric, elizabeth. 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. how soon you can expect the snow at your house. and oh, the excitement. this waukee teen found something
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it made his entire >> 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: and winter storm. you can see it's getting closer on live super doppler hd. 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.
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i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge, along with shaina and metinka. a lot of whether to talk about. metinka: we need the scraper, all of that stuff because the snow is just getting's hundred. it will last all afternoon into the evening commute. it is moving into ames, getting close to fort dodge. across southeast iowa, a mix mess. right through noon, period of sleet and freezing rain. one to three inches of snow will accumulate. this afternoon, it will be mainly just snow at one to two inches per hour. it is all going to be blowing around with some very gusty wind so travel is going to be a headache.
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live out this morning. we center in search of the snow. alyx: we are heading north on 35 , and things are moving pretty slow as the snow is coming down. a lot has changed since we started the newscast. snowflakes are pretty thick but they have lessened as we head north. the most significant snow accumulation down by osceola a, but that is what we are expecting. folks are taking it slow. we have hit a few slick patches. the snow is covering the roadway so it is difficult to see the line. with the wind and snow, that is also impacting visibility. we have seen snowplows out on the highway and saw them treating the road early this morning.
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the key to beating this winter storm is taking it slow, taking your time, and making sure you are prepared. we are going to continue to keep an eye on the roadways throughout the morning. eric: here's a look at road conditions across the state from 511ia. all the blue areas are partially covered, the pink areas completely covered this morning. still a lot of green in northern and central iowa, but that will be changing. this is a live look at the west mixmaster. a couple of hours ago, that was all dried payment -- pavement. we will be with you every hour today with updates on this winter storm. you can watch for live updates at, also through our kcci mobile app. we know there's a lot of you traveling, whether it be for the holidays or rose bowl. you can check road conditions, traffic alerts and radar while
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shaina: more crazy weather around the country. the death toll is likely to rise following a deadly outbreak of storms and tornadoes. 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 area 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.
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residents near this damaged water tower out of fears of flooding. >> at this point, we've had an and engineer who is familiar with that 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. 43 deaths are blamed on the weather. 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. blowing and drifting snow is burying vehicles on roads making them impassable. oklahoma is also affected by the storm. 60,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning. elizabeth: updating the breaking news we have been following in des moines, des moines, police spent hours overnight investigating another homicide.
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apartments on south union just east of the airport around 11:00 last night. officers found one man had been shot and killed. a woman was shot and injured. 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 in des moines of 2015. more big stories 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 saturday and still have not located her. she is five feet two inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes , last seen wearing pajamas. if you have any information , police contact the newton police. eric: an iowa man ended up in the river after swerving to hit a deer.
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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. 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. metinka: the snow is just getting started across the state. it is going to snow all day long and we will end up with about half a foot of snow. shaina: they have already started deteriorating out there. this is 235 and 63rd street, inc.'s are moving pretty slow already. give yourself a whole lot of extra time because it will be a very slow go of it, although no accidents so far. slippery, blowing wind conditions.
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metinka: good morning, waking up to a snowy monday morning. snowflakes from ames through des moines and knoxville. all of this is lifting to the north and northwest, and this is just the beginning of the system. it will be affecting us right through the evening. the winter storm warning continues through tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. this afternoon as when we will pick up most of our snowfall accumulation. travel will be tricky, if not impossible. roads are going to be snowpacked and slick, plus a gusty winds of about 45 miles per hour will create near whiteout conditions. after today, the weather turns very quiet for the rest of the week.
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. a few of our crews were scheduled to leave for pasadena this morning but their flights were canceled. apparently, a whole lot of rose bowl travelers are running into the same thing this morning, but so far, so good for andy garman and scott reister. their flight is still on. eric: a lot of people are leaving from cedar rapids and the eastern iowa airport. a bowl package included a charter flight. there are 13 planes scheduled to leave tomorrow, the first one at 5:00 and the last one at 8:30. a.m. 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. elizabeth: we know of at least one local fan who did beat the storm.
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of waukee. 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. elizabeth: before the rose goal -- 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 a whole lot 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 that is a lot of work and he gives us a hint about
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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 flowers on the float. 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: how cool is that? he says he booked his tickets in september. he did not even know that iowa would be playing. so the fact that iowa is playing in the rose bowl makes it even better. 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, and go, utah, and mesquite, nevada are among the places they have seen.
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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 constant updates. shaina: just about 6:45 this one day morning. a rough day for travel. fleur drive is pretty covered right now, and the same goes for most roads in the metro. metinka has the forecast update, including the timing for all the snow and the totals in your specific area. >> ahead on cbs this morning, we are in texas with the devastation left he hind, and tracking blizzard conditions. virtual reality to the newest
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away only, on "kcci 8 news this morning." metinka: this morning is a snowy monday morning, snowflakes flying from ames through des moines, winterset, and tracking to the northwest.
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wintry max -- mix of freezing rain and sleet. this is the beginning of the system. it extends all the way to the south, right through oklahoma and down through texas where they have seen blizzard-like conditions. this is the first wave, a brief break, and a second part of the storm system moving through by this afternoon. we will have snow with us, sleet and freezing rain through mid to late morning. across far eastern iowa, it might just be a chilly rain with some freezing rain mixing in. by 2:00, snow changing back over and intensify to about an inch or two per hour. the snow will taper off after 10:00 p.m., and be left with a few flurries as we head toward tuesday. sleet along with snow.
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accumulate the forenoon, and an additional three inches this afternoon. it will be blowing around with some very gusty wind. here's the updated snowfall potential. the heaviest rain -- snow looks to be around north central iowa. southeast iowa, morrison -- less snow but more ice. the wind is gusting at about 30 to 40 miles per hour, and that will be moving into central iowa this afternoon. slightly warmer to the southeast and off to the west and northwest, temperatures are definitely cold enough for it to be all snow. a wintry mix and snow changing to just snow this afternoon. a brisk north least -- northeast wind gusting to 45 miles per
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for the rest of the week, the weather settles down although it is going to stay cold. eric: a tricky day for travel. shaina: we have our first accident of the day, and this is going to get worse as the day goes on. wherever you are going, whatever time you are planning to head out, you will need to give yourself extra time. the accident is on mlk at woodland. if you are driving north or south of i-235, you will run into that pretty soon. that same location is where we have a mobile's unit -- mobile speed unit. 2300 whole avenue -- hull avenue, 5200 urbandale avenue, 9100 northeast 46th avenue. you probably will not even move up to speed today but there you have it.
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continues this morning. you can see on live super doppler hd snow is moving north. it is snowing in des moines. you are looking at i-35 we want to go to alyx sacks. alyx: we just got onto the 65 is are moving very slowly. snow is coming down very significantly and it makes the road -- lines on the road hard to see. we have seen a plow and they have plowed it down to one lane on i-35. on the 65, it looks like things are not as bad but most of the snow started falling earlier in the south. visibility is shoddy at best. give yourself a lot of extra time, and give yourself plenty of room between you and the car
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eric: thank you. checking right now, it has changed a lot in the past couple of hours. take it easy because things are only going to get worse. metinka: the snow is just moving in across central iowa and drifting to the north. there are still a wintry mix across southeast iowa. this is the first wave of storms and there will be another one coming in this afternoon. we will see one to three inches of accumulation just this morning and this afternoon, even more snow. we could pick up three or four inches more this afternoon through the evening. the wind will also be a huge factor, gusting from the northeast at about 45 miles per hour, creating poor visibility
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shaina: this is really going to impact your drive this morning. it will take you a wild to get anywhere this morning. things are already really slowing down in the heart of metro, and we do have an accident on mlk at the intersection with wendland just south of i-235. keep in mind, it is going to take you a long time to get anywhere today. nine minutes from the west mix to downtown, seven minutes from the east, but that is only going to get slower. look at from indianola, that is where the storm is coming up from. 37 minutes to get from their downtown. elizabeth: a final update on the breaking news. a homicide investigation in des moines, two
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