Winter Weather Advisories continues for the entire KJAN listening area this (Monday) morning. In far west/southwest Iowa (Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties), the Advisory is in effect until 8-a.m. For the remainder of our listening area, the Advisory is in effect until Noon today.
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.
PAGE….351 AM CST MON FEB 17 2014
A BAND OF LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE THROUGH EASTERN NEBRASKA AND INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING. A BAND OF OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW FROM NEAR WAYNE AND PENDER THROUGH DAVID CITY…WAHOO…LINCOLN AND BEATRICE WILL MOVE TO THE MISSOURI RIVER BY 5 AM…AND SPREAD INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA BETWEEN 5 AND 6.
THE SOUTHERN PART OF THIS BAND FROM LINCOLN SOUTH COULD START OUT AS FREEZING RAIN FOR A TIME AS IT MOVES TOWARD NEBRASKA CITY AND FALLS CITY…THEN TOWARD RED OAK AND SHENANDOAH. AREAS NORTH OF LINCOLN WILL SEE VISIBILITIES DROPPING TO A MILE AT TIMES…WITH ABOUT A HALF INCH OF SNOW…INCLUDING THE OMAHA METRO…TEKAMAH…FREMONT AND WEST POINT…THEN INTO WEST CENTRAL IOWA NEAR MISSOURI VALLEY…HARLAN AND ONAWA.
THIS WILL BE ON TOP OF AREAS THAT RECEIVED LIGHT ICING FROM EARLY FREEZING RAIN. SLIPPERY ROADS AND SIDEWALKS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ACROSS THE AREA…AND WILL CONTINUE INTO THE MORNING COMMUTE. AS THE SNOW COMES TO AN END AN HOUR OR TWO AFTER BEGINNING.
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PUSH SLIGHTLY WARMER AIR INTO THE REGION…HELPING TO BEGIN THE MELTING OF THE ICE AND SNOW AFTER SUNRISE.
(Update 3:50-a.m. 2/1/7/14)
**Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Noon**
EARLY THIS MORNING…FREEZING RAIN…SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY. SOME NEW SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. A LIGHT GLAZING EXPECTED. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
TODAY…CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW BEFORE NOON. SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…WARMER. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND NEAR 15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
THURSDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.
AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-TAYLOR–CRAWFORD-CARROLL- GREENE COUNTIES
341 PM CST SUN FEB 16 2014
**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 A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW
…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY.
* TIMING…A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN
MIDNIGHT AND 2 AM TONIGHT BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW BY
MORNING. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE MORNING.
* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW
IS EXPECTED. UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SLEET IS POSSIBLE
ALONG WITH UNDER A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION.
* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS WILL SHIFT WEST AFTER SUNRISE MONDAY. VISIBILITY OF NEAR A
HALF MILE CAN IS POSSIBLE BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS…THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE WILL BE GREATLY IMPACTED
BY A COMBINATION OF SNOW COVERED OR ICY ROADS. MOTORISTS SHOULD
BE PREPARED FOR POOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS. VISIBILITY MAY BE
REDUCED AND FURTHER SLOW TRAVEL.
COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE 345 PM CST SUN FEB 16 2014
**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 AM MONDAY**
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN…LIGHT SNOW… AND LIGHT SLEET WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM CST MONDAY.
* TIMING…LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY DEVELOP THIS EVENING WITH
LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET LATER TONIGHT AND
EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
* SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…ICE ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE A TRACE TO
A TENTH OF AN INCH. MOST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD RANGE FROM A
TRACE TO AN INCH…HOWEVER THERE MAY BE SOME LOCALIZED 1 TO 2
* MAIN IMPACT…ROADS AND UNTREATED SURFACES MAY BECOME ICY
IMPACTING TRAVEL LATER TONIGHT AND DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE.
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
AREA COUNTIES: DALLAS-MADISON-RINGGOLD & UNION
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SUNDAY UNTIL NOON MONDAY.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY.
* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN IS ANTICIPATED TO DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND BEGIN TO TRANSITION TO SLEET AND SNOW AFTER 3 AM MONDAY MORNING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.
* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF HIGHWAY 92…AND LESS THAN AN INCH SOUTH TO THE MISSOURI BORDER. UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCRUAL IS POSSIBLE ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 92…WITH A LIGHT GLAZE ANTICIPATED NORTH OF HIGHWAY 92.
* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES. SOME SMALL BRANCHES COULD BREAK FROM THE ICE ACCRUAL AND POTENTIALLY LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES.
* IMPACTS…THE ANTICIPATED ICE COMBINED WITH THE LIGHT SNOW AMOUNTS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS MONDAY MORNING…ESPECIALLY AFFECTING THE RUSH HOUR COMMUTE.
AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD. 1012 AM CST SAT FEB 15 2014
…SNOWFALL CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING…
AN AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW HAS INTENSIFIED ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA THIS MORNING. BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY CAN BE EXPECTED TO ONE HALF TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. ALONG WITH THAT A QUICK INCH TO INCH AND ONE HALF OF SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR WITH THIS AREA OF SNOWFALL THROUGH THE LATE MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. AREA MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON AS THE SNOWFALL WILL LAST FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.
Today: Snow likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Wind chill values as low as 5. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northerly after midnight.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values as low as 10. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeasterly in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: A chance of freezing rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 30 by 5am. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Washington’s Birthday: Snow likely before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 48.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
The National Weather Service says around 3 to 4 inches of snow fell in southern Iowa this (Friday) morning. The Des Moines metro received around 1 to 1.5 inches of snow, and the Ames area received around 2 to 3 inches. Other snowfall amounts included 1.5-inches in Atlantic, 2 -inches in Guthrie Center, 1 inch each in Avoca and Audubon, and between .3 and one-half inch elsewhere.
An additional widespread 1 to 3 inches of snow is forecast Saturday morning through Saturday evening. The highest amounts are expected to be in northern Iowa, and the Des Moines metro is forecast to receive around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of snow for Saturday.
Information from the National Weather Service & its Cooperative Observers/Spotters & various media outlets:
Atlantic (KJAN) 1.5″ snow & a thin coating of ice (24-hr total as of 7-a.m.) Liquid value .09″
Audubon 1.0” of snow (as of 4:50-a.m.)
Avoca 1.0″ of snow
Bedford 1.2″ snow w/some sleet mixed in
Guthrie Center 2.0” snow (as of 7:45-a.m.) .1″ liquid value
Shenandoah & Clarinda .50″ snow (as of 6:20-a.m.)
3 miles NE of Yale in Guthrie County .3″ snow