Winter Weather Advisory continues for far western/sw Iowa

News, Weather

February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE COUNTIES…

245 AM CST MON FEB 13 2012

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. ALSO…AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 BY MID MORNING.

* SNOW AMOUNTS… MUCH OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA WILL SEE AN INCH OR TWO OF SNOW…WITH HIGHER TOTALS AROUND 3 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHEAST NEBRASKA. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL LIKELY BE FALLING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ALONG WITH AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE WHEN THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED. SLICK ROADS AND SIDEWALKS ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES CAN BE EXPECTED. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH MORNING DESTINATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.