Winter Weather Advisory

Published 02/14 2016 09:47AM

Updated 02/14 2016 10:19AM

Issued at: 02/14/2016 9:39:00 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- 086-096-097-150000- /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 939 AM CST SUN FEB 14 2016 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA THIS MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR WILL OCCUR WITH SOME OF THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH BRISK SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS BY LATE AFTERNOON. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THROUGH NOON. VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES 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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