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Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 7:54 AM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM this
evening to noon CST Tuesday...

* what... freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of one
tenth to one quarter of an inch are expected.

* Where... much of central Iowa along and east of a line from
Allison through Ames to Atlantic.

* When... from 9 PM this evening to noon CST Tuesday.

* Additional details... the ice will result in difficult travel
conditions, including during the morning commute Tuesday. In
addition to the dangerous travel conditions, gusty north winds
may cause ice coated trees and powerlines to break and
possibly fall, leading to the potential for power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest Road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.





Special Statement
Issued: 8:57 AM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Patchy dense fog this morning...

Fog has developed over the past several hours and at a few
locations the visibility has dropped below one quarter mile. The
thickest fog remains in southwest and east central Iowa. Anyone
traveling in these regions this morning... especially... should be
on the lookout for changing conditions and areas of fog along with
pockets of dense fog. The fog will last for most of the morning
and into the afternoon over the eastern counties between US 30 to
US 20... with some improvement expected across southwest Iowa
later this morning. Use caution while driving across these areas
today.


If you encounter dense fog... slow down and use low beam headlights
or fog lights to assist your visibility. Be cautious near
intersections and Railroad crossings and allow extra stopping
distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.


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857 am CST Mon Feb 19 2018

... Patchy dense fog this morning...

Fog has developed over the past several hours and at a few
locations the visibility has dropped below one quarter mile. The
thickest fog remains in southwest and east central Iowa. Anyone
traveling in these regions this morning... especially... should be
on the lookout for changing conditions and areas of fog along with
pockets of dense fog. The fog will last for most of the morning
and into the afternoon over the eastern counties between US 30 to
US 20... with some improvement expected across southwest Iowa
later this morning. Use caution while driving across these areas
today.


If you encounter dense fog... slow down and use low beam headlights
or fog lights to assist your visibility. Be cautious near
intersections and Railroad crossings and allow extra stopping
distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.


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