Winter Weather Advisory

Published 02/13 2016 08:02AM

Updated 02/13 2016 09:06AM

Issued at: 02/13/2016 9:00:00 PM CST
Expires on: 02/14/2016 6:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Jasper IAZ023>028-033>039-046>050-059>062-073>075-085-086-097-132200- /O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.160214T0300Z-160215T0000Z/ POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN- WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-GREENE-BOONE-STORY- MARSHALL-TAMA-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA- MONROE-WAPELLO-DAVIS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS...ROLFE...FONDA... GILMORE CITY...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION...BELMOND... HAMPTON...PARKERSBURG...CLARKSVILLE...SHELL ROCK...GREENE... APLINGTON...ALLISON...DUMONT...WAVERLY...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW... ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON... LAKE CITY...POMEROY...FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS... ELDORA...ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE... WELLSBURG...WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...JEFFERSON...BOONE...AMES... MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK... PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL... INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA... ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BLOOMFIELD 757 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY... * TIMING...TONIGHT WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION OVERNIGHT...PERSISTING INTO SUNDAY. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TONIGHT SNOW TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE... ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHEAST. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...THIS MORNING WINDS WILL BE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH. TONIGHT 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...THIS MORNING THOSE WITH INTERESTS OUTDOORS SHOULD DRESS WARMLY AND COVER EXPOSED SKIN...AS FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. TONIGHT 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....SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ANY REPORTS OF SNOW 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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