GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUTHRIE CENTER...ADEL...DES MOINES... NEWTON...GRINNELL 340 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2012 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY. * SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT RAIN ALONG WITH AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS EVENING AS A FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE AREA. BEHIND THE FRONT...THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE THE FULL TRANSITION TO SNOW. * STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS IS LIKELY BY MONDAY MORNING. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TONIGHT WITH SPEEDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH OVERNIGHT AND FROM 20 TO 30 MPH DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH THE VISIBILITIES REDUCE TO UNDER 1/2 MILE IN OPEN AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AS WATER REFREEZES AS THE TEMPERATURES DROP AND THE SNOW INCREASES. VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING AS BLOWING SNOW INCREASES. 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. BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.
Counties: ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO- TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREENFIELD... WINTERSET...INDIANOLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA... CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...MOUNT AYR...LEON...CORYDON...CENTERVILLE... BLOOMFIELD. 340 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2012 ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT. * VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES FREQUENTLY BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE WITH VALUES APPROACHING ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET CAN BE EXPECTED THIS EVENING. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE BEHIND A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS THIS EVENING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN... USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.
115 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2012
REST OF TODAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG. WARMER. HIGH AROUND 40. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.
MONDAY…CLOUDY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY, BREEZY &COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.
Today: A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Windy, with a west northwest wind 9 to 12 mph increasing to between 18 and 21 mph. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 27. Windy, with a west northwest wind between 13 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. West northwest wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Light and variable wind.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
723 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2012
Affecting these counties in Iowa: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON- WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO- TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS…
…FROST DEVELOPMENT ON ROADS CAUSING ICY CONDITIONS…
WARMER AND MOIST AIR STREAMING NORTH INTO IOWA HAS RESULTED IN THE FORMATION OF FROST ON ROAD SURFACES. GROUND TEMPERATURES REMAIN COLD FOLLOWING THE COLD WEATHER OF THE PAST FEW DAYS. AS A RESULT…THE MOISTURE IN THE AIR WAS CONDENSING ON ROAD SURFACES AND CAUSING ICY AREAS. IN ADDITION PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE EARLY THIS MORNING. THE DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY LIGHT FOR THE MOST PART WITH ICE ACCRETION MOST PROMINENTLY ON BRIDGE DECKS. TEMPERATURES JUST BELOW FREEZING ARE EXPECTED TO WARM TO JUST ABOVE FREEZING BY 9 OR 10 AM. PEOPLE TRAVELING THIS MORNING SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY FOR SLICK STREETS AND SIDEWALKS. USE CAUTION WALKING OR DRIVING AND ALLOW FOR A FEW EXTRA MINUTES.
Already some vehicle have slipped off the road in Cass County along interstate 80…no injuries reported. Two trucks are being held-off until the road conditions improve.
…PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE SPREADING OVER SOUTHERN IOWA…
PATCHES OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER SOUTHERN IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING. THE DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY LIGHT FOR THE MOST PART WITH ICE ACCRETION MOST PROMINENTLY ON BRIDGE DECKS. TEMPERATURES JUST BELOW FREEZING ARE EXPECTED TO WARM TO JUST ABOVE FREEZING BY 900 AM OR SO.
PEOPLE TRAVELING THIS MORNING SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE POSSUBILITY FOR SLICK SURFACES. USE CAUTION WALKING OR DRIVING AND ALLOW FOR A FEW EXTRA MINUTES.
Today: Partly Sunny. Wind Chill values as low as zero. SE @ 11-14. High 23.
Tonight: Areas of freezing drizzle after midnight. Mostly Cloudy. S @ 15-20. Temp rising overnight to around 28.
Sunday: Chance of freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. Mostly Cloudy. S @ 10-15. High 38.
Monday: Mostly Sunny and blustery. W @ 10-25. High 31.
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. High 35.
Here’s the Freese-Notis 4-day forecast for Atlantic, and the KJAN listening area…
337 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2012 Nat’l Weather Service/Des Moines
TODAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH 15 TO 20. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. VERY COLD. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY RISING AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 20S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
MONDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S.
Frigid temperatures statewide and an impending snowstorm for northern Iowa reinforce the need for motorists to prepare for winter travel challenges. The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists who must travel in these conditions to take extra precautions, including making sure to have a fully charged cell phone, adequate fuel in your vehicle’s tank and a survival kit in the vehicle.
A basic survival kit can be a live-saver in the event of a mechanical breakdown in the dangerous temperatures or if you are stranded during a winter storm. The kit should contain a blanket or sleeping bag; high energy, nonperishable food; water; flashlight and extra batteries; matches or a lighter; candles; warm gloves; small first aid kit; hat or stocking cap; insulated footwear; and winter coat. The kit should contain enough supplies for the number of passengers in the vehicle. Other winter travel supplies should include a snow shovel; scraper and snow brush; sand or strips of carpet for traction; flares/reflectors; tool kit; jumper cables; and a good spare tire, lug wrench and jack. Learn more about how to prepare your winter survival travel kit by visiting the Iowa DOT’s YouTube website at: http://www.youtube.com/iowadot.
Motorists are urged to monitor weather and road conditions before traveling – stay informed and plan ahead – road condition information is available from the resources listed below.