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Posted: Apr. 16, 2018 6:11 AM
Updated: Apr. 17, 2018 8:44 AM

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Butler; Cerro Gordo; Franklin; Hancock; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

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NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Fast Moving Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Late Tonight Through Wednesday Evening... .Strong low pressure will reach Iowa early Wednesday morning spreading a wintry mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow over much of northern Iowa. A rapid changeover to all snow will occur over the northwest and north resulting in an area of heavy snow. Winds from the northwest will turn gusty Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Travel is expected to become hazardous with snow and blowing snow and reduced visibility at times during the period. Some ice and snow accumulation may result in periods of hazardous travel between Highway 30 and Highway 20 as well. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches, with locally higher amounts possible, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of inch are possible. Gusty winds late Wednesday afternoon and evening may create areas of blowing snow into the evening hours. Snowfall rates may approach an inch per hour Wednesday during periods of heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Portions of North Central and Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Wednesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow Returns Wednesday, And So Does Hazardous Travel... .Snow returns Wednesday, spreading in during the morning hours, and gradually exiting east later Wednesday evening. Amounts from 5 to 8 inches are expected, highest from along the Mississippi River westward into southeast Minnesota and parts of northeast Iowa. 1 to 2 inch per hour snowfall rates are possible. A short period of a wintry mix could also occur Wednesday morning across parts of northeast Iowa into central Wisconsin, resulting in light icing. The wintry mix will change over to all snow for the afternoon. Roads will become snow and ice covered Wednesday, especially in moderate to heavy snowfall. The Wednesday morning commute could be impacted west of the Mississippi River, with widespread impacts for the evening commute. There still may be some shifts in the storm track which will dictate precipitation types and where the higher amounts will fall. Pay close attention to the latest forecasts for updates. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 7 AM Wednesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commutes Wednesday. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow Returns Wednesday, And So Does Hazardous Travel... .Snow returns Wednesday, spreading in during the morning hours, and gradually exiting east later Wednesday evening. Amounts from 5 to 8 inches are expected, highest from along the Mississippi River westward into southeast Minnesota and parts of northeast Iowa. 1 to 2 inch per hour snowfall rates are possible. A short period of a wintry mix could also occur Wednesday morning across parts of northeast Iowa into central Wisconsin, resulting in light icing. The wintry mix will change over to all snow for the afternoon. Roads will become snow and ice covered Wednesday, especially in moderate to heavy snowfall. The Wednesday morning commute could be impacted west of the Mississippi River, with widespread impacts for the evening commute. There still may be some shifts in the storm track which will dictate precipitation types and where the higher amounts will fall. Pay close attention to the latest forecasts for updates. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 7 AM Wednesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commutes Wednesday. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Emmet; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Fast Moving Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Late Tonight Through Wednesday Evening... .Strong low pressure will reach Iowa early Wednesday morning spreading a wintry mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow over much of northern Iowa. A rapid changeover to all snow will occur over the northwest and north resulting in an area of heavy snow. Winds from the northwest will turn gusty Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Travel is expected to become hazardous with snow and blowing snow and reduced visibility at times during the period. Some ice and snow accumulation may result in periods of hazardous travel between Highway 30 and Highway 20 as well. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. Snowfall rates may approach an inch per hour Wednesday during periods of heavy snowfall.

* WHERE...Portions of North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 10 PM CDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING... .A low pressure system coming out of the Central Plains today will shift across Iowa Wednesday and into the Great Lakes Wednesday night. Mainly light to moderate snow is expected, though some pockets of heavy snow will be possible around the Interstate 90 corridor along with isolated thunderstorms. Much of southern Minnesota can expect accumulating snow out of this system, with the heaviest snow along and south of a line from Saint James to Owatonna where between 5 and 8 inches of snow can be expected. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Martin, Faribault, Freeborn, Waseca and Steele counties in southern Minnesota where 5 to 8 inches of snow can be expected. North of the warning, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for areas along and south of a line from Madison to Olivia to Biscay to Chaska to Apple Valley to Red Wing, where 3 to 6 inches of snow can be expected. These warnings and advisories are in effect from late tonight through Wednesday evening. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Waseca, Steele, Faribault and Freeborn Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 AM Wednesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.

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