Winter Weather Advisory for parts of western/nw Iowa

News, Weather

December 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC AND CRAWFORD -

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON CST FRIDAY

LIGHT SNOW MOVE INTO WEST CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL IOWA BY LATE THIS MORNING…AND WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT…BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED…WITH SPOTTY 5 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. .EASTERLY WINDS OF 5 TO 15 MPH ARE EXPECTED. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED IN SNOW…BUT ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE A MILE.

SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ARE NOT LIKELY…THOUGH ROADS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY WITH THE NEW SNOWFALL.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.