Winter Weather Advisory

Published 02/09 2016 07:43AM

Updated 02/09 2016 07:49AM

Issued at: 02/09/2016 7:41:00 AM CST
Expires on: 02/09/2016 9:00:00 AM CST
Counties affected: Webster IAZ005>007-016-017-024>026-035>037-047-048-091500- /O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160209T1500Z/ KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT- FRANKLIN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-BOONE-STORY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...LAKE MILLS... NORTHWOOD...MANLY...GARNER...BRITT...KANAWHA...MASON CITY... CLEAR LAKE...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION...BELMOND... HAMPTON...FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA... ACKLEY...BOONE...AMES 741 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING... * SHORT TERM TRENDS...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA...AS GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS CONTINUE THROUGH MID MORNING. THE LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS HAVE ENDED...SO CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. * WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW TWO MILES AT TIMES. * WIND CHILLS...WIND CHILLS IN THE 15 BELOW TO AROUND 20 BELOW RANGE ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MID MORNING. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CAUSING REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AND SLICK ROADS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. ANY REPORTS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES...HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE. && $$

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