Winter Storm Watch issued for SW Iowa late Wednesday night

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

315 PM CST MON FEB 18 2013

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

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY. * MAIN IMPACT…SNOWFALL POTENTIAL OF 8 TO 12 INCHES IS INDICATED WITH EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING.

* OTHER IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS AND MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS DUE TO SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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.