Special Weather Statement for parts of west central/Central IA

Weather

January 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES

934 PM CST MON JAN 16 2012

…SNOW HEADING INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT…

AN AREA OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP TO THE WEST OF IOWA AND OVERSPREAD A LARGE PART OF SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL…AND NORTHEAST IOWA OVERNIGHT. THE MAIN AREA OF SNOW WILL BEGIN OVER SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL IOWA AROUND MIDNIGHT…AND SPREAD TO THE NORTHEAST COUNTIES BY 3 OR 4 AM. THE SNOW WILL END WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 BEFORE SUNRISE…AND OVER NORTHEAST IOWA BY MID MORNING. TOTAL NEW SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE IN THE ONE TO THREE INCH RANGE…WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH…RESULTING IN DRIFTING OF THE SNOW…ALONG WITH  PATCHY BLOWING SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY.