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Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 9 AM Wednesday


This news story was published on April 19, 2011.
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From the National weather service in Des Moines:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF… ESTHERVILLE… ALGONA… FOREST CITY… NORTHWOOD… EMMETSBURG… GARNER… MASON CITY
133 PM CDT TUE APR 19 2011

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT WEDNESDAY…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING TRENDS…LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL OF AN INCH OR TWO CAN BE EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 6 INCHES BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR TODAY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES WILL GENERALLY BE FROM ONE TO TWO MILES THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER…DURING BRIEF PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOW…VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO ONE HALF MILE

* IMPACTS…ROADS ARE LIKELY TO BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED… ESPECIALLY ACROSS OVERPASSES AND ELEVATED SURFACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.


Photos from south of Mason City, April 19, 2011:


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