Winter Weather Advisory Until Noon Monday

Weather

January 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUTHRIE CENTER...ADEL...DES MOINES...
NEWTON...GRINNELL
340 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2012

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT RAIN ALONG WITH AREAS OF DENSE FOG
  WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS EVENING AS A FRONT PASSES THROUGH
  THE AREA. BEHIND THE FRONT...THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO
  SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE THE
  FULL TRANSITION TO SNOW.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1
  TO 2 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS IS LIKELY BY MONDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND INCREASE
  TONIGHT WITH SPEEDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH OVERNIGHT AND FROM 20 TO 30
  MPH DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS WILL
  PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH THE VISIBILITIES REDUCE
  TO UNDER 1/2 MILE IN OPEN AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AS WATER REFREEZES
  AS THE TEMPERATURES DROP AND THE SNOW INCREASES. VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING AS
  BLOWING SNOW INCREASES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY. BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.