Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 9 AM CST THIS MORNING…

CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY THIS MORNING. HOWEVER THE
BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS LOOK TO CONTINUE TO CAUSE SOME PATCHY
BLOWING SNOW AT TIMES AND MAY LEAD TO PARTIALLY COVERED AND ICY
ROADS. VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO BLOWING SNOW REMAIN MINIMAL.

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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING…

  • SHORT TERM TRENDS…CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE EARLY THIS
    MORNING. VISIBILITIES WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AFTER SNOW SHOWERS
    END THIS MORNING. HOWEVER…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
    CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…GRADUALLY
    DIMINISHING TOWARD MID-MORNING.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
    MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW TWO MILES AT TIMES AND
    CAUSE GREATER REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY TO AROUND A MILE AT
    GROUND LEVEL.

  • WIND CHILLS…WIND CHILLS WILL ALSO BE VERY COLD THIS
    MORNING…FALLING INTO THE 15 BELOW TO AROUND 20 BELOW RANGE
    THROUGH MID MORNING.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA
    DUE TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.
    AT THIS TIME INTERSTATE 35 REMAINS CLOSED FROM AMES TO CLEAR
    LAKE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK ROADS
    AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL.

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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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

THE LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS HAVE PRIMARILY ENDED ACROSS THE AREA WITH
IMPROVEMENTS NOTED IN VISIBILITIES AND WEB CAMS. THEREFORE THE
ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE AREA. SOME MINOR BLOWING AND
DRIFTING OF SNOW MAY STILL OCCUR THROUGH THE DAY.

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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST TUESDAY…

  • SHORT TERM TRENDS…CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE OVERNIGHT.
    VISIBILITIES WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AFTER SNOW SHOWERS END
    LATER THIS EVENING. HOWEVER…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
    CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…GRADUALLY
    DIMINISHING TOWARD MORNING.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
    MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW TWO MILES AT TIMES AND
    CAUSE SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT GROUND LEVEL.
    WINDS WILL LESSEN TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER GUSTS
    BY SUNRISE.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA
    DUE TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. AT
    THIS TIME INTERSTATE 35 REMAINS CLOSED FROM AMES TO CLEAR LAKE.
    BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK ROADS AND
    DANGEROUS TRAVEL.

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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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

A BRIEF PERIOD OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION OVER
THE NEXT TWO HOURS…OTHERWISE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO
IMPROVE THROUGH THE EVENING. VISIBILITIES MAY BRIEFLY DROP TO ONE
HALF MILE WITH THE PASSING SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING.

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Winter Weather Warning

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT…
…BLIZZARD WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

  • SHORT TERM TRENDS…CONDITIONS MARGINALLY IMPROVING THIS
    EVENING. VISIBILITIES WILL DECREASE IN INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS
    WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
    WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW INTO THE EVENING EVEN THOUGH WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD
    CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER ANTICIPATED.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
    MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW A MILE AT TIMES…AND
    SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ONE QUARTER MILE IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA
    DUE TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.
    NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35
    BETWEEN AMES AND CLEAR LAKE. AT THIS TIME THE ENTIRE INTERSTATE
    IS SHUT DOWN ALONG THIS STRETCH. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE
    SLICK ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE
    RAPIDLY…EVEN ACROSS INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. GUSTY WINDS MAY ALSO
    AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOFT LIGHT WEIGHT
    OBJECTS THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 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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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

  • SHORT TERM TRENDS…CONDITIONS WILL ONLY MARGINALLY IMPROVE INTO
    THE EVENING HOURS. VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
    INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE
    COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
    PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW INTO THE EVENING EVEN THOUGH
    WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER ANTICIPATED AFTER
    SUNSET.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
    MPH OR MORE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW A MILE AT
    TIMES…AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED IN MANY LOCATIONS DUE TO
    CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES. NUMEROUS
    ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN AMES
    AND CLEAR LAKE…AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 35 ARE
    CURRENTLY CLOSED IN THOSE AREAS. DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CAUSE
    SLICK ICY ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE
    RAPIDLY…EVEN ACROSS INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES. WINDS OF THIS
    MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND
    LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

  • SHORT TERM TRENDS…VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP DOWN IN
    INTERMITTENT SNOW SHOWERS WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
    THIS MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND FALLING SNOW
    WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
    45 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT
    TIMES…AND SPOTTY AREAS DOWN TO NEAR ZERO ESPECIALLY IN RURAL
    OPEN AREAS.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT TODAY DUE TO ICY SNOW COVERED
    ROADS…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS…FROM BLOWING AND DRIFTING
    SNOW AND LOWERED VISIBILITIES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY ALSO
    AFFECT DRIVING OF LOW PROFILE VEHICLES AND LOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT
    OBJECTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.

  • SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA
    WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
    WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
    MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT
    TIMES…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT TODAY DUE TO ICY SNOW-COVERED
    ROADS AND LOWERED VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON…
…BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. THE BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN
CANCELLED.

  • SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA
    WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
    WIND AND FALLING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
    MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT
    TIMES…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT TODAY DUE TO ICY SNOW-COVERED
    ROADS AND LOWERED VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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 ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

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