The National Weather Service in Des Moines says to be on the lookout for a variety of severe weather this afternoon and evening. Hail, damaging winds, flooding, and tornadoes are all possible.
Here is the snowfall forecast as it looks right now for the period ending Tuesday morning. Over the Highway 20 to Highway 30 corridor, look for amounts to range between 4" and 6". Areas around Albert Lea, Minnesota could see more than 10" of snow.
For areas shaded in purple on the map, a Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 4:00 PM, and last until 1:00 PM on Monday. Areas to the north of this advisory are now under a Winter Storm Warning. Here is more information on the advisory for our area...
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM CDT MONDAY...
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter...
Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 4 PM this
afternoon to 1 PM CDT Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
* TIMING...Snow will begin late this afternoon and continue into
* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 7 inches.
* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Southeast winds of 10 to 20 mph through this evening, shifting to the north and increasing a bit Monday as
the snow is ending. Visibility will be reduced as snow is falling, possibly to less than a mile in the snow.
* IMPACTS...Travel with caution due to snow covered/icy roads and periods of reduced visibilities.
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
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Sunday afternoon through
* TIMING...Snow will begin Sunday afternoon and intensify into the...
evening. Heaviest snow rates are expected on Sunday evening with snowfall rates of an inch per hour or greater. Light to moderate snow is expected late Sunday night into Monday morning before ending.
* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 to 8 inches.
* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Southeast winds of 10 to 15 mph Sunday into Sunday night will become north by daybreak Monday and increase slightly before the snow ends. Visibility will be reduced as
snow is falling, possibly to less than half a mile during periods of heavier snowfall.
* IMPACTS...Travel may be hazardous due to snow covered/icy
roads and periods of reduced visibilities.
As the line of storms marches off to the east, counties continue to be dropped from the Tornado Watch. Fort Dodge and Jefferson are now in the clear. Look for more counties to be dropped soon.