Winter Weather Advisory

Published 02/13 2016 03:52AM

Updated 02/13 2016 06:25AM

Issued at: 02/13/2016 9:00:00 PM CST
Expires on: 02/14/2016 12:00:00 PM CST
Counties affected: Buena Vista IAZ002-003-013-014-021-022-131800- /O.NEW.KFSD.WW.Y.0006.160214T0300Z-160214T1800Z/ /O.CON.KFSD.WC.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160213T1500Z/ OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O'BRIEN-CLAY IA-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD... ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...CHEROKEE... STORM LAKE 348 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST SUNDAY. * TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THREAT TONIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES SATURDAY NIGHT. * WIND AND VISIBILITY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH SHOULD CAUSE VISIBILITIES TO LOWER TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. BRIEF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. * WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL AVERAGE ABOUT 20 BELOW ZERO THROUGH MID MORNING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN A COMBINATION OF WIND AND COLD TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE OUTDOORS SHOULD DRESS WARMLY...MAKING SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. && $$