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Hazardous Weather Outlook for parts of western/s.w. IA

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November 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-
ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES…359 AM CST SUN NOV 16 2014

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT: PATCHY BLOWING SNOW WEST OF I35 LATE TONIGHT MAY RESULT IN SLICK SPOTS ON INTERSTATES AND HIGHWAYS.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVENMONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA. THIS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE SOME BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY. ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AT TIMES.

COLD WIND CHILLS OF 20 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20.

Winter Weather Advisory continues for all of Iowa

Weather

November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

631 PM CST SAT NOV 15 2014

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE LATE EVENING. PORTIONS OF THE AREA WILL HAVE A PERIOD OF LITTLE TO NO SNOW BEFORE THE NEXT WAVE ARRIVES FROM EASTERN NEBRASKA. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE 2 INCHES OR LESS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES OVER NORTHWEST IOWA FROM ALGONA TO ESTHERVILLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

Skyscan Forecast 11-15-2014

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November 15th, 2014 by Chris Parks

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

Today: Snow, mainly after 10am. High near 29. Wind chill values as low as 10. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow, mainly before 1am. Low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -5. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -10. Blustery, with a west southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Windy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Blustery.

 

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Winter Weather Advisory continues from 9-am today (Saturday) until midnight

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Area Counties: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE; 402 AM CST SAT NOV 15 2014;

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN 8 AM AND 11 AM AND PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS BEFORE EXITING THE AREA BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…TOTAL SNOWFALL SHOULD BE 2 OR 3 INCHES WITH A BIT HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA.

* IMPACTS…SNOWFALL WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES OF A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES AND MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION…AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW COULD DEVELOP THIS EVENING AS A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE AREA FURTHER IMPACTING TRAVEL.

Area Counties: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD; 415 AM CST SAT NOV 15 2014;

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON TODAY THEN WILL SPREAD OVER THE REMAINDER OF CENTRAL IOWA DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE ENDING AROUND MIDNIGHT. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 5 INCHES OVER NORTHERN IOWA…GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 20. THE LIGHTEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN FAR SOUTHERN IOWA.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES.

KJAN listening area/Nat’l Weather Svc. forecast: Sat., Nov. 15 2014

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November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Forecast updated at 4:14-a.m.)

**Winter Weather Advisory for the entire area from 9-am until Midnight, Saturday**

Today – Snow, mainly after 10-am (1-3″ possible). High near 29. S/SE wind @ 10. Wind chill values as low as 10. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tonight – Snow, mainly before 1- am (an additional 1″ is possible). Low around 9. S/SE winds @ 5-15 mph becoming W/NW after midnight. Wind chill values as low as -5. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. W/NW winds @ 10-15 becoming southwesterly during the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as -5.
Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. W/SW winds @ 10-20mph w/gusts to 25. Wind chill values as low as -10.

Monday – Partly sunny & windy. High near 17. NW winds @ 15-30.
Monday Night – Partly cloudy & blustery, with a low around 1.

Tuesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect 9am-to Midnight Sat.

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-332 PM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT…

* TIMING…SNOW SHOULD DEVELOP OVER THE AREA SATURDAY MORNING…POSSIBLY AS EARLY AS 9 AM BUT ESPECIALLY BY NOON. THE SNOW WILL INCREASE INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF BY MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SHOULD GENERALLY BE 2 TO 3 INCHES.

Weather Advisory hours extended: Now 9-am to Midnight, Saturday

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES:SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

339 PM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA ON SATURDAY MORNING…AND OVER THE REST OF CENTRAL IOWA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY EVENING BEFORE ENDING OVERNIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE COMMON…WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 5 INCHES. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA…MAINLY NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 20 WITH LIGHTEST AMOUNTS IN FAR SOUTHERN IOWA.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

(Update) Winter Weather Advisory – western/s.w. Iowa

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November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-
1119 AM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT…

* TIMING…SNOW SHOULD DEVELOP OVER THE AREA SATURDAY MORNING..
POSSIBLY AS EARLY AS 9 AM BUT ESPECIALLY BY NOON. THE SNOW WILL INCREASE INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF OR END SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SHOULD GENERALLY BE 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* IMPACTS…VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO LESS THAN 1 MILE IN THE
STEADIER SNOW AND ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW-PACKED AND SLICK.

Winter Weather Advisory (Update)

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
1000 AM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY...

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA BY SUNRISE…AND OVER THE REST OF THE STATE BY MIDDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED…WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 4 INCHES. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA…MAINLY NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 20.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Look for 1-3″ of snow statewide tomorrow, not Snowmageddon

News, Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With more than a month of fall left on the calendar, a winter storm is approaching Iowa that threatens to dump several inches of snow on the state tomorrow (Saturday). It’s already prompting doom-and-gloom predictions about how we may be facing one of the worst winters since the 1800s. Meteorologist Jeff Zogg, at the National Weather Service, says to relax, for now, it’s not Snowmageddon.

“Amounts will be relatively light, however, with it being our first snowfall, we’ll definitely have to be careful,” Zogg says. “We’re looking for amounts anywhere in the one-to-three inch range.” Some areas of the state could see isolated pockets of four or more inches of snow, while temperatures will remain well below normal, with highs mostly in the 20s. Strong winds blowing around the light snow may impact visibility while roads across much of Iowa will likely be quite slick. Zogg says an advisory runs from 9 A-M to 9 P-M on Saturday.

“We do have a winter weather advisory covering basically the western two-thirds of Iowa,” Zogg says. “That is just to call attention to the wintery weather we’re expecting tomorrow. Again, accumulations should be fairly light but with it being the first system of the season, we just want people to be extra-careful when they’re out and about.” A report attributed to the state climatologist indicates the last time Iowa had a cold spell this early during October and November was in 1991 — which led to the coldest November since 1880. Zogg says we don’t need to trade in our cars for dogs and sleds, not yet.

“We have heard the speculation about that, however, our official outlook right now is still calling for equal chances for temperatures for the winter season,” Zogg says. “That means there’s no strong indication it would be above, near or below normal at this time.” The long-range winter forecast for Iowa will be updated next Thursday. Keep up with the forecast at weather-dot-gov.

(Radio Iowa)