Winter Storm Watch Update (Part 2)

Weather

February 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

FOR: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-
CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-COUNTIES….(issued 5:03-am NWS/Dsm)

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

* TIMING…A GRADUAL TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW WILL BEGIN
  LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. MUCH OF THE WATCH
  AREA WILL SEE ALL SNOW BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WHERE THE
  HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR. SNOW WILL BEGIN
  TO DIMINISH SATURDAY EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH
  LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHEAST WINDS AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH A FEW
  HIGHER GUSTS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND
  CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING OF SNOW ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.