Winter Storm Watch (update 11:42-a.m./NWS-Des Moines)

Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD….

    …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER
SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SPREAD OVER THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW
WILL BE HEAVIEST SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH NOON SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7
INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS POSSIBLE ALONG THE IOWA AND MISSOURI BORDER.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH ON
SUNDAY WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. THIS MAY RESULT IN SOME MINOR
BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE REGION.

* IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOME COMPACTION OF
SNOW EARLY MAY LEAD TO ICY PATCHES AND SLICK TRAVEL AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
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