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(Update 4:37-a.m.) – WInter Weather Advisory cancelled for parts of western IA

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January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE
434 AM CST SUN JAN 4 2015

WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS CANCELLED THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL STEADILY DIMINISH TO 10 TO 20 MPH BY MID-MORNING.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AROUND 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS…SOME AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. THEREFATER THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE THE  DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES. THESE SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH LATE MORNING.

Winter Storm Watch for parts of western/Central IA Monday…

Weather

January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CARROLL-GREENE-DALLAS-POLK COUNTES
400 AM CST SUN JAN 4 2015

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* CURRENT SYSTEM – SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW CONTINUES OVER EAST CENTRAL IOWA AND WILL REMAIN LIGHT IN INTENSITY THROUGH 6 AM. TRAVEL CONTINUES TO BE IMPACTED IN RURAL AREAS AS VISIBILITY RAPIDLY DROPS IN THE FALLING SNOW AND STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS. THE LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH OVER THE NEXT 3 HOURS ACROSS THE REGION BUT BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE. STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED.

* WINTER STORM WATCH TIMING…MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

Weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA 1/4/2015

Weather

January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CST SUN JAN 4 2015

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM

EARLY THIS MORNING…VERY COLD. SNOW LIKELY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. WINDY. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 3 INCHES. NORTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN THE MORNING. WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. BITTERLY COLD. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

MONDAY…VERY COLD. PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING…THEN CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 15. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

Wind Chill Advisory issued for parts of s.w. Iowa until 11-a.m Sunday

Weather

January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES…

306 AM CST SUN JAN 4 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING… WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING...

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL STEADILY DIMINISH TO 10 TO 20 MPH BY MID-MORNING.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AROUND 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS…SOME AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. THEREAFTER THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE THE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES. THESE SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH LATE MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 11-am for Harrison & Monona Counties

Weather

January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

306 AM CST SUN JAN 4 2015

DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING...

ACCUMULATING SNOW HAS ENDED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. STRONG WINDS…GUSTING INTO THE 30 TO 40 MPH RANGE AT TIMES EARLY THIS MORNING…WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITY. THEREAFTER THE PRIMARY THREAT IS THE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES WHICH SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH LATE MORNING.

WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING… …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL STEADILY DIMINISH TO 10 TO 20 MPH BY MID-MORNING.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AROUND 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS…SOME AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. THEREFATER THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE THE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES. THESE SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH LATE MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

Winter Weather Advisory (Update 2:59-am 1/4/2015)

Weather

January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

259 AM CST SUN JAN 4 2015

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW CONTINUES OVER EAST CENTRAL IOWA AND WILL REMAIN LIGHT IN INTENSITY THROUGH 6 AM. TRAVEL CONTINUES TO BE IMPACTED IN RURAL AREAS AS VISIBILITY RAPIDLY DROPS IN THE FALLING SNOW AND STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS. THE LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH OVER THE NEXT 3 HOURS ACROSS THE REGION BUT BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH AT TIMES. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES WHILE SNOW IS FALLING AND BLOWING. THERE MAY BE BRIEF PERIODS OF NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IN RURAL AREAS.

* IMPACTS…VERY LOW VISIBILITY…STRONG WINDS…AND SLICK ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS ARE ALSO EXPECTED THROUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS TODAY OVER MUCH OF THE REGION. ACROSS THE NORTH DANGEROUS WIND CHILL VALUES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Wind Chill Advisory for parts of western/sw IA Sunday morning

Weather

January 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 10 AM CST SUNDAY

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AROUND 20 BELOW ZERO.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

(Update) Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6-a.m. Sunday

Weather

January 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

730 PM CST SAT JAN 3 2015

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY FOR SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE and RINGGOLD COUNTIES, AND UNTIL 3-A.M. SUNDAY FOR MONONA & HARRISON COUNTIES.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA BY MIDNIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH AT TIMES. VISIBILITIES MAY REDUCED TO A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES WHILE SNOW IS FALLING AND BLOWING.

* IMPACTS…LOW VISIBILITY…STRONG WINDS…AND SLICK ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS ARE ALSO EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT.

(Updated ) Nat’l. Weather Svc. Forecast for Cass & area Counties

Weather

January 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

145 PM CST SAT JAN 3 2015

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SAT. TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY

REST OF TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. VERY COLD. WINDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY…A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. A LIGHT GLAZING EXPECTED. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH 10 TO 15. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. HIGH 15 TO 20.

Blast of wintry weather moving into Nebraska, Iowa

News, Weather

January 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Nebraska and Iowa are among those states preparing for another blast of wintry weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of eastern Nebraska and most of Iowa beginning Saturday evening through Sunday morning. The weather service says the region could see light snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches in northern areas and up to 4 inches further south.

But the weather service says high winds and plummeting temperatures will make for dangerous conditions for travelers and anyone venturing outdoors. Temperatures are expected to drop to near zero by midnight and into Sunday morning, and wind chills could fall to 20-below zero.