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
The (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.
418 AM CST FRI FEB 14 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING...SNOW. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT.
TODAY…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. PARTLY SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.
WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN…A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
403 AM CST FRI FEB 14 2014
…SNOW TO IMPACT THE MORNING COMMUTE…
AREAS OF SNOW WILL MOVE NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ACROSS IOWA THIS MORNING AFFECTING THE MORNING COMMUTE WITH SNOW COVERED AND SLICK ROADS. THE SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL VARY WITH GENERALLY LIGHT SNOW BUT ALSO INCLUDE SHORTER BURSTS OF MODERATE SNOW AS WELL. THIS WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATIONS OF AT LEAST AN INCH AND LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO UNDER A MILE DURING THE PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOW.
MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME THIS MORNING…SLOWING DOWN…DRIVING CAUTIOUSLY…AND ALLOWING FOR EXTRA DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES.
216 AM CST FRI FEB 14 2014
…LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET POSSIBLE THROUGH 3 OR 4 AM…
A AREA OF MIXED LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY MOVE EAST AND BRING A PERIOD OF LIGHT SLEET OR SNOW FROM AROUND LINCOLN TO OMAHA AND INTO WEST CENTRAL IOWA THROUGH 4 AM. SOME SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF A 1/2 INCH TO 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE. WATCH OUT FOR SLICK ROADS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.