Winter Storm Watch issued for Wed. afternoon through late Wed. night

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December 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN WESTERN IOWA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-331 PM CST MON DEC 17 2012

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL BEGIN BY AROUND MIDDAY ON WEDNESDAY IN EASTERN NEBRASKA…SPREADING INTO WESTERN IOWA BY MID AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS A WINTRY MIX ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80…BUT ALL AREAS SHOULD CHANGE TO SNOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

SNOWFALL OF NEAR OR ABOVE SIX INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THE HEAVIEST BAND…THOUGH THE LOCATION AND POTENTIAL HIGHEST AMOUNTS MAY CHANGE AS THE RAIN-SNOW LINE FLUCTUATES. GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ON WEDNESDAY EVENING AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT…WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.

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.