Polk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 3:56 AM CST Feb. 14, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CST this
evening...

* short term trends... light snow continues over the northeast
early this morning. Southeast winds are causing some blowing
snow across Road surfaces early today. Snowfall is increasing
again over western Iowa early today. This snow will progress
east through early morning... affecting much of western Iowa. The
new area of snow will spread across much of central Iowa for the
rest of this morning. Snowfall rates of up to one inch per hour
will occur with some of the heavier snow bands.

* Storm total snow accumulations... snow amounts are forecast to
range from 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts by late
afternoon.

* Winds/visibility... southeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25
mph through noon Sunday. Visibilities as low as one half mile
at times is expected due to blowing snow and falling snow.

* Impacts... hazardous travel conditions are expected due to the
combination of snow and wind which will produce slick... snow
covered roads and limited visibilities.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Any reports of snow 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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Local Storm Report
Issued: National Weather Service


02/14/2016 1200 am

3 miles S of Polk City, Polk County.

Snow m0.5 inch, reported by official NWS obs.








02/14/2016 1200 am

3 miles S of Polk City, Polk County.

Snow m0.5 inch, reported by official NWS obs.








02/14/2016 1200 am

Des Moines int air, Polk County.

Snow m1.2 inch, reported by official NWS obs.








02/14/2016 1200 am

Des Moines int air, Polk County.

Snow m1.2 inch, reported by official NWS obs.