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with snow in the forecast -- plows are getting ready -- and some have a new feature to help aid run-ins on the road. plus... a small town decides to tackle the issue of bullying... by fining parentt. and she's known as a modern day helen keller -- and she is inspiring others to get out and explore the world. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. aad i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. winter is headed our way... this is the last three years' of the first inch of snow in the viewing area... last year it
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occurred right about this time... and it may be tomorrow. a winter storm watch will go into effect tomorrow for the entire viewing area for the first snow of the season. today, we are dealing with wind, however... a wind advisory for gusts to 50 mph! current windssare 15 to 30 mph from the west, gusting to 40 mph... and it will stay windy today with lots of sunshine. no matter what the thermometer says, it will feel more like the 20s today with the strong winds. i'll have more on that snow in the forecast in a few minutes. our top story is the weather. as eileen said...snow is the the forecast. we're expected to get between one to three inches this weekend. some tire shops across eastern iowa are suudenly seeing a spike in sales... storm track seven's amanda gilbert joi us live in waterloo... you spoke with a number of businesses about this. well... several tire shop owners tell me before this week..they've had a
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unusually warm weather... but that's changed these past few days... people are getting their tires checked to make sure they are ready for the winter weather that might be coming our way tomorrow.... this is video of a new tire that had to be replaced yesterday because of a tiny hole on the side wall... jim lind automotive says something that doesn't seem like a big deal could become a much bigger problem... and you don't want "look at them once a month. eather you ddit yourself or it's not steering the same way it was a month before.. something's a miss." lind also says it's also important for people to get t teir tires checked because their cars will steer nicer when they have the appropriate amount of air in their tires and they have good tread on their tires. lind recommends looking into getting winter tires if you traael a lot.... drive on a lot of s sde or county roads.... or have a job that
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requires you to "be somewhere"... such as an emergency vehicle... we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. most shops in eastern iowa do offer free air- pressure checks. and with snow in the forecast... it's time to prepare for changes on the road... getting back in the swing of driving in unfavorableeonditions isn't easas.. that's why the iowa department of transportation is making changes to their plows to help keep you safer on the road. kwwl's olivia mancino has more on the blue light project. he first snow of the year isn't always welcome. "its starting to get a little anxiety for drivers . whats the worst part about winter driving? "i guess just the slippery roads"& "winter drivving isnt only prevent crashes"
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year, but these blue flashing lights can cause a world of difference . youre driving down the road plow, and cars just cant see it" these pictures show just a few snow plows accidents in iowa... by implementing blue and whiteeights, the d- o-t hopes it'll make plows more visible, preventing injuries and damage to both vehicles. "you know obviously the pretty for a little bit" the dot currently has 213 plows with these lights, ready to be put to the test. "it would be a big help,e,epecially when i go to work in the daytime and its still dark outside "when we see if they're blue and not red we'll see their plows and not the back of the car' it's a small change, ut the d-o-t hope's it'll have a big effect on the
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the new changes are affecting more than 2-hundred pls in iowa.. these plows aren't everywhere in our viewing area yet, however there are some stationed in cedar rapids, coralville, williamsburg and tipton. new this morning...a police officer in a squad car hits a woman riding a bicycle. it happened in waterloo early this morning in the area of west ninth and washington. according to the black hawk county sheriff's office, the waterloo officer was on patrol. the officer was not responding to4a call. the woman went to the hospital. the sheriff's office says her injuries were minor. the woman received citations for riding a bicycle without a light and violating 1-way traffic. the officer is not currently facing any charges. the paris attacks create urgency and a debatat in washington. the debate is about whether to allow more syrians into the u-s. syria is such a big concern because of the presence of isis ththre. traae potts tells us some president obama this
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morning, on today's house vote that would block more syrian most americans disagree - 56 percent in our new nbc news - survey monkey online poll. "people understand the plight of those fleeing the middle east. but they also want basic assurances for e safety of this country." "there ought to be a pause until they can explain fully how it works." "this notion that we're going to suspend it or end it is just wrong." even some democrats are skeptical: "i want to make sure that we're voting on a bill that first and foremost keeps the american people safe." the white house is threatening a to. our poll also shows nearly two-thirds of americans want boots on the ground in syria to fight today on morning joe: js:you agree with the french president that we're at war? "yeah." js:with isis?" "i think franois hollande has said it very well." a new isis propagando video threatens new york - but officials there point out, that's nothing new:
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"i again repeat there is no specific and credible threat against new york city." and we've learned that some of the paris attackers were on a no-fly list. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. governor branstad says syrian refugees need to be vetted, but an eastern iowa mayor going against governor branstad, saying he will welcome them into his town. swisher's mayor issued a proclamation... saying "swisher continues to welcome all visitors and perspective residents, regardless of national origin or refugee status." he says while he understands the security issues at hand, he believes this is the time of the year to have compassion... :15 "it's getting to get for people. i think we could all elected officials, so i'm just trying to do what i can." swisher is not the only town
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going against their governor--chicago, phoenix and boston among those whose mayors have gone against their governors. authorities take more than 5- hundred guns, from a home in california. a man was arrested because he had the guns illegally because of menttl health concerns. some of the guns were registered many were not. authorities say he used to sell possessed a majority of the firearms however he was not allowed to posses the unregistered assault weapons in his residdnce as a dealer." the man now faces charges. now on to decision 20-15 coverage... the city of new hampton is once again looking for a new mayor, after the one they voted for decides he doesn't want the job. duane devine met with the current mayor - robert martin - one time after he was elected. it was after that meeting he decided to send in his letter of resignation because he didn't realize how big a job it was -- "the city of our size we don't director, that all kind of plops familiar with what the deal, i didn't think it was ggng to be as
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is." so where does the city go from here? it's a little unclear. the council may appoint a new mayor, or there may be a special election. the evansdale police department has officially named a police chief. jeff jensen was appointed last night at the city council meeting. he has served the evansdale police department for 15 years. the university of orth dakota as a new nicknaa. the process of retiring the old one - "the fighting sioux"- and finding a less controversial replacement has taken years. the campus community got to pick between "fighting hawks" and "roughriders". the school chose the fighting hawks. the athletic director says it shows the school's competitive spirit for their school... "we are north dakota as we've always been. and our new nickname is a representation out student athletes can carry forward with pride as they compete for our school and our state." nearly 30- thousand students,
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a new ordinance could hold parents accountable if their child is caught bullying more than once. it was passed earlier this month in one wisconsin city. police will let parents know f their child is caught bullying. but if a child does it again "it's not the police responsibility to provide a safe community and to make this the safest place to live and be able to prosper." police have sent out three warnings since the ordinance passed.... they haven't fined anyone yet.. a woman with hearing and sight limitations says she won't let that keep her from reaching her goal. christine kim has more on how her outlook on life has become an inspiration to many. you cocold call her thh modern day helen keller. amid challenges that could have turned her world dark, she saw light. "i can always do anything i want to dooas long as i h hve accomplished goals many of us can't even imagine doing. she recently finished the alcatrez swim for sight,
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she's also almost completely deaf and blind, relying on cochlearrmplants and a cane. "a normally sighted person has 180 degrees of vision. i have alexander was born with a rare genetic disorder called usher syndrome type iii. doctorsrstold her by ge 30, she won't be able to see or hear at all. she's now 36. "when people oftensay to me, 'oh my gosh you only have 10 degrees of vision. i'm so amazing!' i i as told i would be completely blind by 30. i think we have a tendency to, especially in this culture, to see all the things we don't have as opposed to the things we do have." alexander is grateful for every sound, every sight, every sense. bringing her here to a medical convention, speaking beffre hundreds to share how she copes with her disease. and to encourage
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do, not what you can't do. "having something like this is a constant reminder. it's sort of a little bit of fire under me to remind me that i have to live my life now, and i can't sit around and think about all the reasons why i can't do something or make up excuses. this is the time, right now." it's coming up on today in iowa.... waking up early on workdays and sleeping in on days off may not be as restful as you think. we'll tell uou why. plus... what does a popular car service app have to o with the flu shot? it's all about convenience and keeping you healthy. the winds remain gusting to40 mph this morning, but will be
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snow"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your
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weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: it will be very windy tody with gusts to 50 mph and then tomorrow we can look forward to the first snowfall of the season. that could cause some headaches on the road. right now... we have the wind. wind advvsory covers most of the kwwl viewing area today with current winds 15-30 mph and gusting to 40... but they could gust to 50 for much of the
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day. stormtrack7 ve weather network cameras will shake today but should end up showing lots of sunshine. temps have fallen into the mid 30s0safter being in the mid 40s much earlier today. we may rebound a few grees, but there is colder air totohe west, which is where the winds are coming from... and we are starting a good 15 to 25 degrees colder than yesterday morning... wind chills are running in the
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across the state. they may not improve much today. we have he cold froot tracking through the great lakes, but that is allowing all of these winds in thf area, but then we have the next system to watch... that will take a track to our south, which is perfect for snow in our state... but snowfall amounts ll depend on a lot of things... the exact track of the low and how fast it is going. how 50 degrees! however, if it snows is in effect for the entire afternoon. some sow may linger monday. it's coming up on toay in iowa.... what toys should you leave on the shelf while christmas shopping? we'll take a look at the annual "worst toy list." plus... this is a tall tale many fans at this game will tell their graradchildren about. d when you see news - or if you have pictures or video to share... you can do that by going to our page on facebook. you can also "like" our page to
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jeb bush: leadership means you've got to be all in. it's not about yappin'. it's not about talking. it's about doing. i know how to do this because i was privileged to serve in florida for eight years. and we turned the systems upside down that weren't working. 1.3 million new jobs were creatat. we cut taxes every year. income rose in people's pockets. people were lifted out of poverty. children started to learn. as president of the united states, i pledge to you that i will solve problems. announcer: right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. it seems that every year, we have to watch out for different types of germs. which is why it's important for your wipes to kill a broad spectrum of germs. lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs, including 8 different types of cold and flu viruses. to help protect your family...
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experts suggest keeping a consistent sleep schedule. what toys should you avoid buying for your kids this year? "world against toys causing harm" released its list of toys to leave on the shelf... top offenders are a sese of dinosaur claws, a quick folding trampoline for little kids and a sling-shot style device that can launch stuff nearly 100 feet. all of these items made the list for being potentially dangerous. online retailer amazon rolls out its list of deals for black friday... the company will be rolling out holiday deals every five minutes -- which is twice as fast as last year... also earlier because those deals didn't start until the day after thanksgiving. amazon will host up to ten deals on thanksgiving, and ten more on black friday. october housi starts in the u-s dropped to a seven month low -- according to the u-s commerce department... that's mostly due to a slump in apartment construction as starts for multi- family
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construction dropped by more than 25 percent. meanwhile... future construction numbers look more optimistic thanks to new home construction permits, mainly for single family homes. today, uber is working to help protect against the flu. people will be able to use the uber app to call for a flu shot. the service is happening in 35 cities -- including des moines. the fee is 10- dollars, and a nurse will travel to homes or 10- thousand flu shots. after a 30-year- absence from the u-s market, the fiat spider is making a comeback. fiat unveiled the reborn version of the vehicle yesteeay. the original model had adoring fans, but also a reputation for mechanical troubles. the new spider shares significant engineering, thanks to a partnership between fiat and another automaker. there's hope for a puppy thanks to technology. tumbles was born without front legs. you can see he kind of has to sccotch around. a 3-d printing lab at ohio university is helping the pup out by making what
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they're calling a sled. "i've been doing a dog rfscue for 32- years i've never had a dog without two legs before." the sled... will allow tumbles to lay on the breast plate. his back legs will push the wheels in froot. it's coming up on today in iowa.... two basketball players are tall enough to dominate games by themselves. but last night they played against ech other. here's a live look at automated voice: to file a claim, please state your name. carnie wilson. thank you. can n u hold on? hold on for one more day really? hey, i know there's pain. why do you lock yourself up in these chains? thth would be so easy if you had progressive.
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the u-c-irvine anteaters played the u-c-f knights last night, and fans were anticipating the starttf this game.. both players are seven-foot-six, and they're both are from senegal. a match-up like this is pretty rare. back in the 90's, two n-b-a players that were both this height played against each other 16 times. the anteaters won in overtime, 61 to 60. storm track seven meteorologist
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in iowa." now on today in iowa: tracking the wind and snow. storm track seven meteorologisiseileen loan tells us what's on the way -- as the d-o-t tells us how the color blue could help protect plow drivers this winter. plus -- changes at the pump -- could have many of you pumping your fist. it's been awhileesince we've and this has to be the most
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unusual story of the day. a grudge carried out at a gravesite. a man so upset -- he went after another man's headstone -- and his excuse is interesting... to say the least. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. stormrmtrack seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. winter is headed our way... this is the last three years' of the first inch of snow in the viewing area... last year it occurred right about thisime... and it may be tomorrow. a winter storm watch will go into effect tomorrow for the entire viewing area for the first snow of the ason. today, we are dealing
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with wind, however... a wind advisory for gusts to 50 mph! current winds are 15 to 30 mph from the west, gusting to 40 mph... and it will stay windy today with lots of sunshine. no matter what the thermometer says, it will feel more like the 20s today with the strong winds. i'll have more on that snow in the forecast in a few minutes. a big story this orning is the weather is coming. so you have to be prepared on the road. tire shops in eastern iowa are kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo.... she spoke with several tire shop owners. tire shop owners tell me they've suddenly become very busy as
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people prepare for thanksgiving travels and for the possible winter weather coming our way. this is video of a new tire that had to be replaced yesterday because of a tiny holeen the side wall.... and here's another tire that was replaced because it stretched out and wasn't turning properly.... jim lind service says something that doesn't seem like a bid deal could become a much bigger problem.... and you don't want "dont fall pray t t the computer will tell me if i need air or if i need tires. look at them. touch them ... feel them.. see them. makes a big difference... put a tire gagage on them." lind says you should get your tires checked once a month. most checks. anotter tip...lind recommends looking into getting winter
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drive on a lot of side or county roads....or have a job that requires you to be somewhere... such as those who drive emergency vehicles.... we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. lind says it's important for people to get their tires checked because their cars will steer nicer if they have the appropriate amount of air in their tires and if they have good tred on their tires. winter. across the state, more than 200 plows have new, blue and white lights -- making them easier to see. you're driving down the road plow, and cars just cant see it" d-o-t plows were involved in a number of crashes last winter. in one day -- 12 ppws were hit across the state. strong winds force eastern iowans to clean up. winds gusts of 85 miles an hour hit
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emergency management says one strong 20- second gust likely caused the damage. the wind blew the roof off the cub cadet store... ad knocked down parts of the brooklyn elevator... "my boyfriend was coming home into marengo this morning and he saw all the trees down. his thought in his head was he clean up. a tree traps a woman in her bed after toppling right through her roof during the night. frightening g ictures out oregon. a neighbor checked on the woman -- and saw that. turns out she wasn't seriously hurt -- and firefighters were able to get her out. two historic buildings collapse after overnight storms. this video is out of mississippi -- where too much water pooled on top of the roof. people are being told to avoid new details this morning in a story we first brought you last night at tenn man is in the hospital after being shot in the chest. it happened just before ten near 8th and leavitt streetin waterloo. police tell us the man is
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expected to survive. no arrests have been made and polle do not haa a descriptioo waterloo police are also investigating an attempted armed robbery. it happened around 9-30 last night at ray's supermarket on franklin street. police tell kwwl -- at least one shot was fired i iside the storee the suspect was able to get away -- but police do not believe they took anything from the store. this morning -- another development as police investigate the ris attacks. authorities in belgium launch six raids -- connected to one of the paris suicide bombers. back in the u-s -- what to do about syrian refugees cntinues to be a big debate. todada the house wwl meet to talk about legislation. this week, president obama criticized republicans for wanting to keep syrian refugees out of the u-s -- after congress failed to come up with legislation to authorize military ffrce in syria -- which he says he's been asking for. here's what one presidential candidate had to say about the president's comments. if you want to insult me, you encourage you mr president, come
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about two- thousand syrian refugees have been allowed into the u-s in the last four years. new york's mayor says the city will not be intimidated by a new isis video. the video shows several scenes in manhattan including times square. it also includes pictures of terrorists wearing suiccde belts... "to be quite frank with you remains one of the top terrorist targets in the world. that video released video." the mayor says people need to go about their business and live expected to hold a news conference in texas today -- wherea gunfight between rival l iker gangsshappened earlier this year. nine bikers were killed at the twin peaks restaurant in waco. 180 people were arrested that day. several bikers have filed civil rights lawsuits. a run-away tour bus hits almost
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everything in its path. the video shows the bus crashing into a building in san francisco. one man was aimost crushed. 20 people were hurt. no ooe died. investigators believe some kind of mechanical problem is to blame. a mechanical problem forces the monorail service at disney world to shut down. the train broke loose from its tow vehicle. no riders were on it at the time. once the face of a very popular ad campaign... this morning... he''ll be sentenced. jared fogle will be in court today. jay grara tells us what we can expect. "hi, i'm jared the subway guy." admitted child molester will learn his fate.. "jared fogle expects to go to prison. he will do his time, he expects to get well, he expects the 38-year-old father of two has pled guilly to possessing or
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and traveling across state lines to engage in sex with minors. "fogle admitted that he repeatedly traveled from indiana to new york to engage in commercial sex acts with since then he has agreed to pay a total of 1.4-million-dollars to his 14 and as part of a plea and-a-half years - the attorneys have requested a 5-year senttnce.. and say he will speak before the judge during today's hearing.. jay gray - nbc news - indianapolis.. as of last week, 11 victims had received their restitution. three others were expected to have arrangements in place by today. video now shows a former n-f-l player caught shoplifting in a store last year. joseph randle was a running back for the dallas cowboys when he
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was caught /n tape at a dillard's store in a dallas suburb. he can be seen putting polo underwear in his bag. he was also caught in the cologne section taking a tester bottle. he later pladed guilty to misdemeanor theft and was sentenced to six-months probation. the cowboys released him this month. this morning, a perfect way to salute the unbeaten hawkeyes. they're putting a teenager in the spotlight -- so he can share his story. beau atkinson is this week's kid captain for iowa's final home game of the year. the program selects patients from the university of iowa children's hospital and allows them to share their stories beau is from central city and has a rare orm of hemophilia. he was diagnosed at just 6 active at school and with his friends. "it just feels like that if something happens to me like if i end up on crutches or in a wheel chair, i know i have good friends to support me and help me out through that whole time." this week beau will join the hawkeyes on the field at the beginning of the game. his family will have this banner
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outside kinnick at ther tailgate -- so if drivers can squeeze with ease. there's a slump at the pump. we saw this on our way into work this morning. gas prices dipping below two dollars a gallon. it's been awhile. that's very good news ahead of thanksgiving week. triple-a expects 300-thousand more people will hit the road "this would be the year to do so. i think family is pretty so, if you're thinking of goiig 120 miles to visit grandma, you should go." this morning, we're asking you how low prices are in your town. check out the kwwl faceboooo page to igh in -- and see what others are saying. police have a motive in a graveyard mystery. the same headstone in a pennsylvania cemetery haseen
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since no ooer graves were damaged -- police set up a surveillance camera. police now "the suspect claims that 56 claims that the subjec stole money from him and 56 years later he was getting back at him." police say he not only confessed but says he''l cover the ccsts to fix the damage -- of course -- minus the money he says he is still owed 56 years later. we still have a lot to get to this morning: inclling a day to celebrate quitting. many people have this day circled on their calendar -- to give
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plus -- eileen likes to get throughhhanksgiving first before we start thinking about christmas... but they just can't help themselves in some parts of eastern iowa. see how they're getting ready the winds remain gusting to 40 mph this morning, but will be even stronger in a couple of hours. and... we have snow in the forecast leading into the weekend. i'll have the details coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." hey, is that it? i think that's it. oh! go amanda!
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from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is addiiional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: it will be very windy today with gusts to 50 mph and then toorrow we can look forward to the first snowfall of the season. that could cause some headaches on the road. right now... we have the wind. wind advisory covers most of the kwwl viewing area today with could gust to 50 for much of the day. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will shake today but should end up showing lots of sunshine. temps have
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fallen into the mid 30s after being in the mid 40s much earlier today. we may rebound a few degrees, but there is colder air to the west, which is where the winds are degrees colder than yesterday morning... wind chills are running in the teens and 20s across the state. they may not improve much today. we have the cold front tracking through the great lakes, but that is allowing all of these winds in the area, but then we have the next system to watch... that will take a track snow in our state... but snowfall amounts ill depend on a lot of things... the exact track of the low and how fast it is going. how much moisture it has (it looks looks like it could be a lot since the ground temp is still 50 degrees! however, if ii snows fast, it could stick to areas faster than it can melt. grassy areas will see it sticking first no matter how fast it falls. snow is the main threat for tomorrow, since we are not expecting ice or strong winds, but it is our first snow of the season, so a winter storm watch is in effect for the
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area. we will liely have 1-3" of snow with many areas potentially seeing more. today will be the wind, though, with gusts to 50 mph... the winds die down tonight with lows dropping into the low to mid 22s. and the snono tracks in tomorrow... especially for the afternoon. some snow may linger into saturday morning, but we should have some sun for the afternoon... just no heat. highs will only be in the upper 20s. we stay cold for sunday before getting back to
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it's still to come this morning: who gets the best bang for their buck -- when it comes to car how about a truck? the answer next. plus -- it could be a first in the coaching matchup has an iowa state flavv -- from one bench to the other. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in garnavillo, tripoli, mount auburn and all of eastern iowa
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extra push to kick the habit. today is the american cancer society's 'great american smokeout.' about 68 percent of the country's 42-million smokers say they want to quit. a combination of medications and counseling can help ... and the health benefits begin immediately. only two weeks after quitting ... the body's lung function and circulation improves. after ten years ... the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half. a good qqestion to assyourself this morning: how much do you pay for car insurance? what you drive makes a difference. insurance- quotes-dot-com says s-u-vs and trucks are cheaper to insure than sedans. topping the list for best insurance deal goes to the ford explorer, followed by the gmc sierra, the chevy silverado, chevy equinox and the dodge ram 1500. call it a cyclone reunion on the bench last night in the n-b-a. two former iowa state players -- now coaches -- go head to head against
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each other. the bulls were on the road in phoenix last night. fred hoiberg in his first year in chicago. former cyclone jeff hornacek coaches the suns. both teams came in riding three game winning streaks -- and chicago keps their streak alive -- beating phoenix 103 - 97. strange play in a different game last night. raptors and jazz from utah. trey burke steals the ball --throws up a shot and the ball gts stuck behind the backboard. they have to get a broom to get it down -- and wouldn't you know it -- they knock it in the basket. they didn't win -- or even get to the world series -- but the post season awards continue to pile up for the chicago cubs. jake arrieta takes home the cy young award. he had an incredible second hf of the season ---helping the the cubs are the second team in history to take home the rookie of the year, manager of the the lights are going up, weere starting to hear holiday music -- and
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it's beginning to look like the season is upon us. downtown cedar falls is getting into the spirit. santa's elves are putting up "nothing is provided from the city, it's all donations, um, and all the help is volunteer work from citizens." santa's workshop is part of the holiday hoopla event and will open friday, november 27th...the day afterrthanksgiving. it's you're watching today in iowa on k- w-w-l.
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solving our climate crisis starts with 50% clean energy by 2030. so, whwh are we waiting for? this dog has more than two
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million instagram followers. he's the new tourism ambassador in western japan. the hope is -- he'll attract more tourists as they prepare to host the g-seven summit next year. eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. very windy today with gusts to 50 mph. we have sun today, but snow tracks in for friday and friday night. ingering snow ends saturday, but it will be cold
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