Freezing Rain Advisory Sunday (3-a.m. to Noon), Jan. 27th 2013

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January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-    DALLAS-MADISON….
335 AM CST SAT JAN 26 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON CST SUNDAY. FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN LATE  TONIGHT (SATURDAY) BETWEEN 300 AND 600 AM.  ICE ACCUMULATION WILL LIKELY AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH. SPOTTY AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO TENTHS  OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE.

ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLIPPERY QUICKLY AS THE GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW FREEZING. SURFACE  TEMPERATURES MAY WARM ABOVE FREEZING IN THE MORNING SUNDAY…BUT THE COLD GROUND WILL LIKELY TAKE SEVERAL HOURS LONGER TO WARM.

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.