Winter Weather Advisory expanded to include more western/sw IA counties

Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: GREENE-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR
414 AM CDT THU MAY 2 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY WET SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1
PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW OR A MIX OF RAIN SLEET AND SNOW WILL
  SWITCH TO ALL SNOW IN THE MORNING HOURS AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO NEAR 2 INCHES PER HOUR
  CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES AND SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE QUICKLY.
  THUNDERSTORMS MAY ALSO OCCUR AND WILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HIGHER
  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...A NORTH WIND AT 20 TO 35 MPH WILL REDUCE
  VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLUSHY
  AS THE SNOW INTENSIFIES THIS MORNING. HEAVY WET SNOW MAY
  ACCUMULATE ON POWER LINES AND LEAFY TREES...WHICH MAY LEAD TO
  DAMAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.