Winter Weather Advisory

Published 02/13 2016 04:05AM

Updated 02/13 2016 06:55AM

Issued at: 02/13/2016 9:00:00 PM CST
Expires on: 02/14/2016 6:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Jasper IAZ059>062-073>075-085-086-097-131800- /O.NEW.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.160214T0300Z-160215T0000Z/ DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-MONROE-WAPELLO- DAVIS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES... NEWTON...GRINNELL...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA... KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BLOOMFIELD 358 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY. * TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...PERSISTING INTO SUNDAY. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHEAST. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. VISIBILITIES TONIGHT WILL BE REDUCED DUE TO BLOWING SNOW TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA. 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. ANY REPORTS OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES...HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE. && $$

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