StormTeam 3: Winter Weather Advisory in effect

Fog ahead of snow followed by wicked winds and dropping temps...all of this in only 24 hours

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 5:06 AM
Updated: Dec 9, 2019 9:34 AM

Patchy dense (and potentially freezing) fog is slowly encompassing the area this early Monday morning. Where only some of us are under a Dense Fog Advisory, all of us are now under a Winter Weather Advisory due to an incoming clipper system. We're not looking at the heaviest snow of the season, but snow is still snow and it'll have a big impact on our morning commute. We'll see up to 2" of fresh snow, some of which could be blowing around - another hit to our visibility. Winds will gust from the northwest around 35-40 mph today. Temps will fall near and below 0 tonight welcoming in the coldest air of the season as highs struggle to make it into the double digits both Tuesday and Wednesday (at least the sun will be out!).

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Adair; Adams; Audubon; Boone; Calhoun; Carroll; Cass; Clarke; Crawford; Dallas; Decatur; Franklin; Greene; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin; Madison; Polk; Ringgold; Sac; Story; Taylor; Union; Warren; Webster; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Quick Burst of Snow and Wind Will Cause Hazardous Road Conditions This Morning... .A band of snowfall and strong wind gusts will spur a rapid change in weather conditions across central Iowa over the next few hours. Expect brief moderate to heavy snowfall and winds gusting in excess of 35 to 45 mph, which may create near-blizzard conditions at times in some areas. Travelers should be alert for quickly deteriorating road conditions. The short duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* WHAT...Expect a quick burst of snow with dramatic visibility reduction due to moderate to heavy snowfall rates and blowing snow. The visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile at times. The limited duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations to an inch or less.

* WHERE...Central and South Central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until noon CST today.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and visibilities under a quarter mile at times due to intense snow rates and blowing snow.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect the potential for rapidly deteriorating conditions to approach the Boone and Ames area between 9 AM and 10 AM...Des Moines metro between 930 AM and 1030 AM...and Osceola to Lamoni between 10 AM to 11 AM.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Faribault; Freeborn; Le Sueur; McLeod; Nicollet; Rice; Sibley; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...QUICK BURST OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE... .A Winter Storm Warning continues for central Minnesota, namely Douglas, Todd, Morrison, Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties, through Monday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through Monday morning south of the Warning area for central and south central Minnesota down to the Iowa border, and eastward into western Wisconsin. This includes the St Cloud, Mankato, Twin Cities metro, and Eau Claire areas. Snow will persist through the morning commute, with areas of freezing drizzle possible over south central Minnesota prior to the onset of snow. Moderate to heavy snow will produce 5 to 7 inches in the Warning area and generally 2 to 5 inches in the Advisory area. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph are also expected to cause areas of blowing snow, mainly from west into south central Minnesota. Snow is expected to end from west to east late Monday morning in central Minnesota and during the mid to late afternoon across western Wisconsin, but falling temperatures will lead to slick spots on roads after the snow has ended. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Freezing drizzle possible prior to the onset of snow. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph may cause patchy blowing snow.

* WHERE...Portions of central and south central Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until noon CST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the Monday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Quick Burst of Snow and Wind Will Cause Hazardous Road Conditions This Morning... .A band of snowfall and strong wind gusts will spur a rapid change in weather conditions across central Iowa over the next few hours. Expect brief moderate to heavy snowfall and winds gusting in excess of 35 to 45 mph, which may create near-blizzard conditions at times in some areas. Travelers should be alert for quickly deteriorating road conditions. The short duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* WHAT...Expect a quick burst of snow with dramatic visibility reduction due to moderate to heavy snowfall rates and blowing snow. The visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile at times. The limited duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations to 1 to 2 inches or less.

* WHERE...North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until noon CST today.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and visibilities under a quarter mile at times due to intense snow rates and blowing snow. The hazardous conditions are expected to impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect the potential for rapidly deteriorating conditions to approach the Mason City area between 9 AM and 10 AM.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Freezing Drizzle Continues Ahead of a Snow Band... .Freezing drizzle continues to fall in some areas ahead of a band of snow that will also sweep through the area today. There are slick spots on elevated surfaces and untreated roads. Meanwhile about 3-5 hours of snow can be expected as a band moves through from west to east during the daytime hours. Light accumulations will develop quickly. A few inches of snow are possible with highest amounts along and north of I-94. Impacts to travel have already been seen. Road conditions could change quickly. If you are planning to drive today, check road conditions before heading out and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Just take it easy. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until noon CST today.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. For the latest road conditions in Minnesota use 511mn.org and in Iowa use 511ia.org.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Dodge; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Freezing Drizzle Continues Ahead of a Snow Band... .Freezing drizzle continues to fall in some areas ahead of a band of snow that will also sweep through the area today. There are slick spots on elevated surfaces and untreated roads. Meanwhile about 3-5 hours of snow can be expected as a band moves through from west to east during the daytime hours. Light accumulations will develop quickly. A few inches of snow are possible with highest amounts along and north of I-94. Impacts to travel have already been seen. Road conditions could change quickly. If you are planning to drive today, check road conditions before heading out and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Just take it easy. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until noon CST today.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. For the latest road conditions in Minnesota use 511mn.org and in Iowa use 511ia.org.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Houston; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Freezing Drizzle Continues Ahead of a Snow Band... .Freezing drizzle continues to fall in some areas ahead of a band of snow that will also sweep through the area today. There are slick spots on elevated surfaces and untreated roads. Meanwhile about 3-5 hours of snow can be expected as a band moves through from west to east during the daytime hours. Light accumulations will develop quickly. A few inches of snow are possible with highest amounts along and north of I-94. Impacts to travel have already been seen. Road conditions could change quickly. If you are planning to drive today, check road conditions before heading out and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Just take it easy. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Freezing drizzle changing to snow. Snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...In Wisconsin, Buffalo County. In Iowa, Winneshiek County. In Minnesota, Fillmore, Houston and Winona Counties.

* WHEN...Until 3 PM CST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. For the latest road conditions in Minnesota use 511mn.org, in Iowa use 511ia.org, and in Wisconsin 511wi.gov.

 

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