The Perry area is enduring a quick burst of snow and high winds Monday morning, leading the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines to issue a winter weather advisory until noon.
Travelers can expect slippery road conditions and visibilities under one-quarter mile at times due to intense snow rates and blowing snow as the band of snowfall and strong wind gusts spur a rapid change in weather conditions across central Iowa over the morning hours.
Brief, moderate to heavy snowfall and winds gusting in excess of 35 to 45 mph are expected, which may create near-blizzard conditions in some areas. Travelers should be alert for quickly deteriorating road conditions. The short duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations, the NWS predicts.
in addition to Dallas County, the winter weather advisory applies to Wright, Franklin, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Story, Audubon, Guthrie, Polk, Cass, Adair, Madison, Warren, Adams, Union, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold and Decatur counties.
Along with Perry, the winter weather advisory comprises the cities of Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni and Leon.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.