Winter Weather Advisory issued for Cass & area Counties

News, Weather

December 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

714 AM CST WED DEC 4 2013

…FROZEN MIX FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS MORNING….A TRANSITION FROM LIGHT DRIZZLE AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTHWEST IOWA THIS MORNING. THIS SHOULD LAST UNTIL LATE MORNING OVER THE ADVISORY AREA.

COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-CASS-

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS DEVELOPING OVER WESTERN IOWA THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO LIGHT SNOW THIS AFTERNOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE IS EXPECTED AND OVER NORTHWEST IOWA UP TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL REMAIN BELOW 2 MILES FOR SEVERAL HOURS. AS WINDS INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH LATER THIS MORNING THE VISIBILITY WILL IMPROVE.

* IMPACTS…ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK WITH TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS MORNING.

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 VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.