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Blizzard Warnings Blanket Plains, Midwest

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    Alerts issued by the National Weather Service in association with the blizzard forecast to hit the Plains and Midwest on Feb. 1, 2016.

    Blizzard warnings and watches were issued for five states in the Plains and Midwest, including Iowa, but the snow is not going to bury the Hawkeye State until after most of the caucusing is over, NBC News reported. 

    "The southwest corner of Iowa is most likely where the caucuses will be affected by light snow, but the storm should not impact most places," Weather Channel Lead Meteorologist Kevin Roth told NBC News.

    Still, the storm is likely to pack a wallop in the five states under blizzard watches and warnings, dumping up to 18 inches of snow and snarling traffic for millions. And it remains to be seen whether the threat of bad weather will keep Iowans from the caucus sites.