Winter Weather Advisory from Midnight Sun. through Noon Monday

Weather

March 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-AND UNION COUNTIES
318 PM CST SUN MAR 3 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND ICE…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP AFTER 8 PM AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. THIS BAND WILL MOVE INTO WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA BY MID MONDAY MORNING. LOOK FOR PERIODS OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE MONDAY MORNING BEFORE ANOTHER PERIOD OF MODERATE SNOW OCCURS MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE EAST. ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE SNOW SHIELD THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. A LIGHT GLAZING UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH DURING THE AFTERNOON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT… THEN SHIFT AND INCREASE FROM THE NORTH TO NORTHWEST BY TUESDAY. PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES CAN BE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING…AND AGAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION ARE FORECAST. LOWERED VISIBILITY…SNOW OR ICE COVERED ROADS… AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.