... Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for freezing rain and snow... which is in effect
from midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch
is no longer in effect.
* Timing and details... a variety of winter precipitation will
spread into central Iowa tonight... lasting until at least
Tuesday morning. Freezing rain is expected to develop over much
of the warning area later tonight before quickly changing to all
snow Monday morning. Monday morning will be the period of
heaviest snow... but additional snowfall and other mixed wintry
precipitation of varied intensities will continue into Monday
evening before switching predominately to all lighter snow
overnight Monday night or early Tuesday.
* Storm total snow/ice accumulations... snow accumulations will
range from 1 to 3 inches on the east side of the warning to
around 10 inches in northwest Iowa. Ice accumulations will be
highest on the southeast side of the warning area with up to one
quarter inch of accretion with much lighter amounts towards the
* Winds/visibility... initially east at 5 to 15 mph... becoming
southwest 10 to 20 mph Monday night.
* Impacts... ice and then snow accumulations will lead to
hazardous travel conditions... and may especially impact the
Monday morning commute. The heavy wet snow will also be
difficult to shovel and remove.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and ice
are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous
Any reports of snow and freezing rain accumulations 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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Statement as of 15:46 CST le 29 novembre 2015