Winter weather advisory in effect until midnight Wednesday


The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines has issued a winter weather advisory until midnight Wednesday for the Perry area and much of western, central and northern Iowa.

Snowfall up to 2 inches in expected, with northwest winds gusting to about 50 mph. The falling snow and strong winds will combine to produce blowing snow and will reduce visibilities to under one-half mile at times, resulting in hazardous travel conditions.

A winter storm with strong northwest winds and light to moderate snowfall will continue to traverse the area Wednesday evening. Falling temperatures, inducing bitter cold conditions, will continue through the night and into Thursday morning.

Travelers are strongly encouraged to plan accordingly and be prepared to alter or cancel
plans if travel is being considered in portions of northwest or northern Iowa, much of Minnesota or the eastern Dakotas.

Along with Dallas County, the winter weather advisory is in effect for Franklin, Butler, Hamilton, Hardin, Greene, Boone, Story, Audubon, Guthrie, Polk, Cass and Adair counties.

Along with Perry, the cities included in the winter weather advisory include Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair and Fontanelle will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.


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