CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-ADAIR-MADISON-SAC-CARROLL-DALLAS COUNTIES…. 355 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM.
* WINDS…SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…VALUES OF 20 TO 25 BELOW ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING.
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.
Today: Patchy blowing snow after noon. Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Tonight: Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 17 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Thursday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 0.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 6.
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around -2.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 9.
Here are some of the observed snowfall reports for the past 24-hours as of 7-a.m. today (2/25), as compiled by the National Weather Service in Des Moines. (Will be updated)
Reports submitted by NWS trained spotters….
Atlantic/KJAN, 1.9-inches (.09 liquid precip.); Adair, 3.2-inches; Carroll, 2.8-inches; Denison, 2.5-inches; Jamaica & Yale (Guthrie County), 2.4-inches; Sac City, 2-inches; Audubon, 1.3-inches; Bedford, 1.2-inches; Massena, 1.0-inches.
SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR and MADISON COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AMCST WEDNESDAY
354 AM CST TUE FEB 25 2014
* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THESE TEMPERATURES AND THE WIND WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT.
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -20. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Thursday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 10. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 15.
The Adair and Guthrie County Emergency Management Agencies will be hosting their joint 2014 Storm Spotter Class at the Menlo Community Center at 7:00 PM on the 19th of March. According to Robert Kempf, Coordinator for the agencies, the class is free and open to the public.
The next week March 24-28, 2014, has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. For each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, a different subject will be featured:
Monday – Flash Floods
Tuesday – Weather Warnings
Wednesday – Tornadoes
Thursday – Severe Thunderstorms
Friday – Family Preparedness
The highlight of Severe Weather Awareness Week is the annual tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at approximately 10 a.m. Schools, businesses, state and local governments, and individuals are strongly encouraged to participate in the drill. Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites.
During Severe Weather Awareness Week, HSEMD will post information on individual and family preparedness at www.BeReady.iowa.gov, including podcasts, public service announcements and videos. The NWS the National Weather Service (NWS) will promote severe weather safety on their websites and by issuing informative public information statements.
Additional information about severe weather and family safety can be found at: www.BeReady.iowa.gov.
346 AM CST MON FEB 24 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TODAY…A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE INCH. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.
TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.
WEDNESDAY…SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH 10 TO 15. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.