Winter Weather Advisory

Published 12/09 2016 06:35PM

Updated 12/09 2016 06:35PM

Issued at: 12/10/2016 2:00:00 PM CST
Expires on: 12/11/2016 6:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Jasper IAZ006-007-016-017-025>028-036>039-047>050-059>062-100400- /O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0013.161210T2000Z-161212T0000Z/ WINNEBAGO-WORTH-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER- HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA- DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FOREST CITY, LAKE MILLS, NORTHWOOD, MANLY, GARNER, BRITT, KANAWHA, MASON CITY, CLEAR LAKE, EAGLE GROVE, CLARION, BELMOND, HAMPTON, PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE, SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON, ALLISON, DUMONT, WAVERLY, WEBSTER CITY, IOWA FALLS, ELDORA, ACKLEY, GRUNDY CENTER, REINBECK, CONRAD, DIKE, WELLSBURG, WATERLOO, CEDAR FALLS, BOONE, AMES, MARSHALLTOWN, TAMA, TOLEDO, TRAER, DYSART, GLADBROOK, PERRY, WAUKEE, ADEL, DES MOINES, NEWTON, AND GRINNELL 633 PM CST FRI DEC 9 2016 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY... * TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO THE LATE AFTERNOON SUNDAY. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A WIDESPREAD SWATH OF 3 TO 8 INCHES IS LIKELY FROM A JEFFERSON TO GRINNELL LINE NORTH TO THE MINNESOTA BORDER. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF THAT RANGE ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF AN ALGONA TO WATERLOO LINE WHERE LOCAL AMOUNTS MAY REACH 9 INCHES. THE DES MOINES METRO AREA WILL BE ON THE SOUTHERN FRINGE OF THE SNOW WITH LITTLE SOUTH AND AS MUCH AS 3 INCHES NORTH. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE FORECAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE NIGHT. VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS SHOULD VARY FROM A FEW MILES DOWN TO LESS THAN A MILE DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL. WINDS DIMINISH BY SUNDAY MORNING AND LESSEN THE POTENTIAL FOR VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. * IMPACTS...THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. && $$