It’s Snowtime

Iowa Winter Weather Advisory
Iowa Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory 11/15/2014

Well it may be the talk of the workplace or around the house today. Snow is on the way. This morning you woke up to the news that a winter weather advisory had been issued for the western two thirds of the state.

WRF Snowfall

Simulated Radar at 7am 11/15/2014

The winter weather advisory will begin across northwest Iowa at 6am. This is when the snow will develop across the area during the morning hours.

WRF Snowfall

Simulated Radar at 1pm 11/15/2014

The snow will then overspread the state and the remainder of the winter weather advisory will go into effect at 9am. This advisory will then last through the afternoon and will then expire at 9pm.

WRF Snowfall Accumulation

WRF Snowfall Accumulation

Cities in this advisory can expect snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. The heaviest of snowfall will occur during the mid morning to mid afternoon hours on Saturday. The greatest accumulations will be across northern Iowa. This is where the 4″ amounts will be possible. From the very latest WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting model), it shows a widespread 2″ to 3″ amounts in the winter weather advisory zone, with the greatest totals across northern Iowa. It may be possible that the winter weather advisory may be expanded to included northeast Iowa.

Winds on Saturday will be relatively light, so reductions to visibility should be minimal. As always, our team will continue to track all the very latest developments and will bring those to you on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as right here at www.iowachase.com.

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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