Winter Weather Statements Issued Feb. 23rd, 2012

News, Weather

February 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-ADAIR-

421 AM CST THU FEB 23 2012

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING

* TIMING…A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP THROUGHOUT THE MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY LATE THIS EVENING. * STORM TOTAL SNOW…TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES.* WINDS/VISIBILITY…GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND LEAD TO VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES INTO THE EVENING HOURS…ESPECIALLY DURING RUSH HOUR. * IMPACTS…CONDITIONS MAY QUICKLY DETERIORATE BY THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. TRAVEL WILL BECOME QUITE DIFFICULT AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM CST THIS EVENING

COUNTIES:

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING

* WINDS…WEST NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO A GENERAL 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH BY MID AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS…THE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING…* TIMING…SNOW WILL SPREAD OVER WEST CENTRAL TO NORTHWEST IOWA THROUGH THE LATE MORNING HOURS AND PERSIST THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING TONIGHT. HEAVY SNOWFALL WITH RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLY LATE THIS MORNING…BUT ESPECIALLY BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF BY EARLY THIS EVENING. * STORM TOTAL SNOW…TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES OF ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AS NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH CAN BE ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * IMPACTS…CONDITIONS WILL QUICKLY DETERIORATE BY MID TO LATE THIS MORNING AND WORSEN THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. SOME AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BY THE EARLY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.