Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Portion of KJAN Listening Area

Weather

February 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
846 AM CST TUE FEB 26 2013

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA TODAY
AND TONIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH ILLINOIS TODAY BRINGING SNOW TO
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA TODAY INTO TONIGHT. INCREASING NORTH
WINDS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS THE
AREA THROUGH THE DAY...WITH TRAVEL CONDITIONS BECOMING DIFFICULT
IN MUCH OF THE HEADLINE AREA.

IAZ038-039-048>050-059>061-071>073-081-082-092-262300-
/O.EXA.KDMX.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-130227T1200Z/
GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-ADAIR-
MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRUNDY CENTER...WATERLOO...AMES...
MARSHALLTOWN...TOLEDO...ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GREENFIELD...
WINTERSET...INDIANOLA...CORNING...CRESTON...BEDFORD
846 AM CST TUE FEB 26 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA
  THROUGH THE MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO AN INCH PER HOUR.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO
  6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ON THE SOUTHEAST
  SIDE OF THE ADVISORY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH
  HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW
  AND REDUCE VISIBILITY UNDER ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES THROUGHOUT
  MUCH OF TODAY.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY AS THE SNOW
  CONTINUES THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.

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.