Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 3:38 PM CST on December 10, 2013
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to
9 am CST Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow... blowing snow and bitter cold wind
chills... which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 9 am CST
* Timing... light snow will begin over northwest Iowa by early
evening with the bulk of the snow falling from 8 PM through 3
am Wednesday. Strong northwest winds will increase to 15 to 30
mph after the snow diminishes. Cold air will follow with bitter
cold wind chills by late tonight through at least midday
Wednesday. An additional advisory for cold wind chills may be
issued after 9 am Wednesday over portions of northern Iowa.
* Storm total snow accumulations... snowfall will range from 1 to 3
* Winds/visibility/wind chills... winds will increase after 9 PM
over northwest Iowa to 15 to 30 mph with the stronger winds
arriving over eastern sections after midnight. Visibility may be
reduced to under 1 mile at times with brief periods of lower
visibility. Wind chill values will drop fall to 20 to 25 below
zero late tonight and Wednesday over the advisory area.
* Impacts... roads will become snow covered and slippery with
blowing snow reducing visibility... and slowing traffic at
times. With the cold wind chills... prolonged exposure to the
cold could result in frostbite or hypothermia if precautions are
A Winter Weather Advisory for 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. If you must venture outside... dress appropriately for
the cold wind chills expected with this storm system.
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