Winter Weather Advisory update for counties North of I-80 in western IA

Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

208 AM CDT THU MAY 2 2013

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

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

* 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 EVENING AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

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.