Sunday, December 12, 2010

I-80 OPEN! Wind Chill Advisory...Snow Totals

Interstate 80 is open again! Around 9:45 the DOT opened the interstate and allowed tow trucks to get out to help those stranded vehicles.

The light blue counties in the state map indicate where the wind chill advisory is through 3 PM today. Wind gusts could reach 40 mph and the temperatures are going to stay in the single digits. The combination of the wind and cold temperatures will create wind chills of -20 to -30.
Check out the snowfall totals for the state. Very interesting that we had 4.4" at the Des Moines International Airport. It is not easy to measure snow totals when the wind is blowing around 50 to 70 mph.
In my neighborhood...Waukee...I estimate about 2" of snow. There were some drifts around the corners of the house that were 4 to 6 inches deep.
Roads are improving....but if you are driving today...make sure you fuel up, have the emergency kit in the car...and keep your cell phone with you and fully charged.
Stay safe this weekend.

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