Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Snow!

A cold front has made its' way into and through northwest Iowa this evening, and will continue to move southeastward through the overnight hours. Behind this cold front will be another shot of cold air, and along with it a chance at a few hours of moderate to heavy snowfall. A large portion of the eastern two-thirds of the state is under a Winter Weather Advisory with 2-5 inches of snow being possible in those areas. Other parts of western Iowa will still see the snowfall, but their amounts should be less than 3 inches. For a graphical reference to the snowfall amounts, check out the latest Weather Story from Des Moines NWS.

Expect the snowfall to being just after midnight for northwest Iowa, with the heaviest amounts coming between 3 AM and 6 AM. This band of heavier snow should then work through a majority of central Iowa by Noon, and then into eastern Iowa during the afternoon hours. The snow may be heavy at times, and with northwest winds 15-25 mph expect some blowing snow to hamper driving conditions. Visibilities will easily drop below a mile, and with some slick conditions present after today's slight melting don't be surprised to see some hazardous travel.

Keep up on the latest road conditions across Iowa by using the Iowa Environmental Mesonet Roads page.

Look for the next update tomorrow afternoon with information on snow totals thus far and an updated temperature forecast as the cold air settles in!