... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening
to 9 PM CST Sunday...
* timing... rain will change to snow by this evening and
accumulate heavily overnight. Snow will continue to fall
through the day Sunday with increasing winds.
* Storm total snow... accumulations of 7 to 10 inches with
locally higher amounts.
* Winds/visibility... turning to northeast 10 to 20 mph by early
Sunday morning... then becoming north 15 to 25 mph and gusty by
* Impacts... roads will become snow covered and hazardous.
Blowing snow on Sunday will reduce visibility and make it
difficult to clear the roads... especially in open and rural
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Any reports of snow... sleet and freezing rain 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.