Winter Weather Advisory

Published 02/14 2016 01:50AM

Updated 02/14 2016 01:56AM

Issued at: 02/14/2016 1:46:00 AM CST
Expires on: 02/14/2016 6:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Jasper IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-046>050-059>062-073>075-085- 086-096-097-141600- /O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-160215T0000Z/ EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO- 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-APPANOOSE-DAVIS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY... LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT... KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...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...CENTERVILLE... BLOOMFIELD 146 AM CST SUN FEB 14 2016 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT SNOW CONTINUES NORTHEAST OF A ESTHERVILLE TO OTTUMWA LINE EARLY THIS MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES WILL GENERALLY BE AROUND ONE HALF INCH AN HOUR. THOUGH SNOWFALL RATES WILL LESSEN OVER THE EAST IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS... INCREASING SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO BEGIN TO BLOW THE SNOW ACROSS ROAD SURFACE. AN INCREASE IN AREAL SNOW COVERAGE IS EXPECTED TOWARD SUNRISE IN WESTERN TO CENTRAL IOWA. THE NEW AREA OF SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA SUNDAY MORNING. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AMOUNTS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THROUGH NOON SUNDAY. VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IS EXPECTED DUE TO BLOWING SNOW AND FALLING SNOW. * IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WHICH WILL PRODUCE SLICK...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. 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 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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