Storm pushing east but Winter Weather Advisory still in effect

While blizzard conditions are no longer being met, snow and blustery winds will continue today.

Posted: Apr. 15, 2018 7:40 AM

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Wintry Weather Continues Today into This Evening... .A strong and complex spring storm system will continue to bring periods of snow to the area today into this evening. As of 6 am, am, snowfall was on the increase across much of the area, with visibilities dropping to 1 to 3 miles at many locations. Most new snow totals since midnight have been an inch or less. Road conditions continue to be reported as snow/ice covered and slippery across southeast Minnesota, much of Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Travel is not advised on some roads in western into central Wisconsin. The steadier, more widespread snow will continue to spread back into the area this morning, with accumulations of an inch or two for many locations through 10 am. By the time the snow ends this evening, additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected north and east of La Crosse, with the highest amounts across north-central Wisconsin. South and west of La Crosse, additional snow amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast to north winds gusting up to 35 mph through today will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, further reducing visibilities at times. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of southwest Wisconsin and north central and northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, some reductions to visibility are likely. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Marshall; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Story; Tama; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow And Brisk Wind To Continue Across Iowa Through Much Of Today... .The storm system is beginning to push east. As such winds have let up some and visibilities have come up. While blizzard conditions are no longer being met, snow and blustery winds will continue today...reducing visibilities at times and creating hazardous travel through mid to late afternoon. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Periods of snow and brisk wind. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Brisk wind will reduce visibility to a mile at times and create hazardous travel.

* WHERE...Portions of North-Central to Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM CDT this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Expect reduced visibilities at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Brown; Chippewa; Faribault; Freeborn; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Redwood; Renville; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Watonwan; Yellow Medicine

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...HISTORIC WINTER STORM WINDING DOWN TODAY... .Snow and wind have been diminishing across southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin this morning. However, the slow movement of the weather system will continue light snow and gusty northerly winds over the area today. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for a small part of east central Minnesota and all of west central Wisconsin through 10 PM. Snowfall from 5 to 9 inches is expected to occur today and linger into the evening before ending. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for much of central and southern Minnesota today into this evening. A general 2 to 5 inches of additional snowfall will occur in the advisory area. The gusty northerly winds will continue to cause considerable blowing and drifting snow. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, some reductions to visibility are likely. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 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.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Dodge; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Wintry Weather Continues Today into This Evening... .A strong and complex spring storm system will continue to bring periods of snow to the area today into this evening. As of 6 am, am, snowfall was on the increase across much of the area, with visibilities dropping to 1 to 3 miles at many locations. Most new snow totals since midnight have been an inch or less. Road conditions continue to be reported as snow/ice covered and slippery across southeast Minnesota, much of Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Travel is not advised on some roads in western into central Wisconsin. The steadier, more widespread snow will continue to spread back into the area this morning, with accumulations of an inch or two for many locations through 10 am. By the time the snow ends this evening, additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected north and east of La Crosse, with the highest amounts across north-central Wisconsin. South and west of La Crosse, additional snow amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast to north winds gusting up to 35 mph through today will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, further reducing visibilities at times. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Dodge and Olmsted Counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, some reductions to visibility are likely. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Wintry Weather Continues Today into This Evening... .A strong and complex spring storm system will continue to bring periods of snow to the area today into this evening. As of 6 am, am, snowfall was on the increase across much of the area, with visibilities dropping to 1 to 3 miles at many locations. Most new snow totals since midnight have been an inch or less. Road conditions continue to be reported as snow/ice covered and slippery across southeast Minnesota, much of Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Travel is not advised on some roads in western into central Wisconsin. The steadier, more widespread snow will continue to spread back into the area this morning, with accumulations of an inch or two for many locations through 10 am. By the time the snow ends this evening, additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected north and east of La Crosse, with the highest amounts across north-central Wisconsin. South and west of La Crosse, additional snow amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast to north winds gusting up to 35 mph through today will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, further reducing visibilities at times. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Mower and Fillmore Counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, some reductions to visibility are likely. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Runoff from the rains of Friday afternoon and night is producing rises along the Cedar River. Minor flood will occur at Charles City Iowa today. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Cedar River at Charles City.

* until late tonight.

* At 3:30 AM Sunday the stage was 12.1 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 12.4 feet by this morning. The river will fall below flood stage later today.

* Impact...At 12.0 feet...Barricading of streets begins, and the intersection of Riverside and North Illinois Streets may be flooded. Cable pedestrian bridge is closed. &&

If you live in a threatened area, be alert for high or rising water, and be ready to move to higher ground if necessary. Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don't Drown! Stay tuned to your favorite source of weather information, including NOAA Weather Radio, for later statements. Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Wintry Weather Continues Today into This Evening... .A strong and complex spring storm system will continue to bring periods of snow to the area today into this evening. As of 6 am, am, snowfall was on the increase across much of the area, with visibilities dropping to 1 to 3 miles at many locations. Most new snow totals since midnight have been an inch or less. Road conditions continue to be reported as snow/ice covered and slippery across southeast Minnesota, much of Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Travel is not advised on some roads in western into central Wisconsin. The steadier, more widespread snow will continue to spread back into the area this morning, with accumulations of an inch or two for many locations through 10 am. By the time the snow ends this evening, additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected north and east of La Crosse, with the highest amounts across north-central Wisconsin. South and west of La Crosse, additional snow amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast to north winds gusting up to 35 mph through today will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, further reducing visibilities at times. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Mitchell and Howard Counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, some reductions to visibility are likely. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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