Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Storm (Dec. 16) Update #1

A winter weather advisory has been issued for all but the extreme portions of northwest Iowa beginning tomorrow morning and continuing into Tuesday night. Areas under this advisory may see 2-6 inches of snowfall with some isolated higher amounts possible. The heaviest snowfall is still likely to be over the southern two-thirds of the state, with the northern third likely to only see 2-4 inches. This snowfall will be moderate to heavy at times as it moves through the state tomorrow, so expect some hazardous travel conditions.

Winds are expected to be lighter, thus blowing and drifting snow is not a large concern. Temperatures are still likely to remain well below freezing, leading to the significant snow amounts across the state. More updates on the winter storm will be posted tomorrow afternoon as the snow falls.