We have seen a lot of rain in Des Moines today. There is a winter weather advisory for our area...and a winter storm warning for central and NW Iowa tonight. The counties in pink indicate the winter storm warning for Iowa tonight. Des Moines is under a winter weather advisory.
The heavy snow and gusty wind will make travel difficult tonight. Expect reduced visibilities and icy roads.
We are going to see the rain switch completely to snow by 8PM. Snow has been falling in much of northwest Iowa through the day.
This is a photolink sent to us by Nick Stover in Orange City. That is near Sac City in NW Iowa. By 3:00 this afternoon they had about 3 inches of snow on the ground.
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The snowfall totals map shows the line of heavier snow that is expected in the NW corner of the state. We will see 1" to 3" of snow in Des Moines. Even though this is very heavy snow...the wind will increase to around 30 mph this evening. Blowing snow will reduce visibilities. Icy roads are going to creep closer to Des Moines overnight.
I expect there will be some schools that either delay or cancel their classes tomorrow morning. Most of the classroom disruption will be north of Des Moines.
As always...stay up to date with the storm by watching Channel 13.2...the only 24 hour local weather channel in Des Moines. And you can get the latest on the storm and other stuff by following along on twitter @EdWilsonWX13HD.
I had the great opportunity to be the guest reader at Eason Elementary in Waukee this morning. Mrs Schneiter is one of the 3rd grade teachers at Eason. She was my son's teacher when he was at Eason. Today she had a great group of kids who listened to Mr. Ed read "Is That A Stinky Cat in Your Backpack?"