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Posted: Apr. 14, 2018 7:19 AM
Updated: Apr. 14, 2018 8:48 PM

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Periods of Wintry Weather Continue into Sunday... .A complex spring storm system will continue to bring rounds of wintry precipitation to the area tonight and Sunday. The wintry mix of mainly snow and sleet will gradually change over to all snow for most areas Sunday, with the possibility for locally heavy snow at times as well. By the time the snow ends Sunday evening, additional accumulations of 5 to 12 inches are expected from the Interstate 90 corridor and north, highest across central Wisconsin. South of the Interstate 90 corridor, additional snow and sleet amounts of 2 to 5 inches are likely to occur. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph through tonight will produce areas of blowing snow, further reducing visibility. Near white-out conditions could occur at times across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa as well as along ridge top locations into Wisconsin. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Periods of snow and sleet continue, becoming all snow on Sunday. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected.

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

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 45 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.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Anoka; Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Ramsey; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Washington; Watonwan; Wright;

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...HISTORIC WINTER STORM CONTINUES THIS EVENING... .Widespread snowfall totals of 6 to 13 inches, along with visibilities down to a few hundred feet at times, have been reported across the warning area. Please stay off the roads unless it is an emergency. Heavy snow will continue this evening across much of central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. Snowfall rates of around 1 to 2 inches per hour can be expected through the early evening hours in central Minnesota through west central Wisconsin. The snow intensity will decrease later tonight, but light snow will continue on Sunday. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 7 AM Sunday for the southern third of Minnesota and far western Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect to the north and east of the Blizzard Warning, including a portion of central Minnesota and the rest of west central Wisconsin. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for a few counties in Minnesota that will receive less snow. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 20 inches are expected in the warning areas by the time the storm ends Sunday. Totals will taper off to 4 to 8 inches in the advisory areas across central and west central Minnesota. There will likely be a sharp gradient on the north side of the heavy snow band. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches, are expected.

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

* WHEN...Until 7 AM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very dangerous to impossible.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. 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.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Emmet; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Winnebago

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions Possible Through Tonight Across Northern Iowa... .A brief break in the precipitation has developed across a large portion of central Iowa by mid afternoon. Expect precipitation to return through this evening. Strong and gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph will gust over 45 mph at times. In addition, periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible over northern Iowa. The combination of strong wind and heavy snow will lead to blizzard conditions across portions of north central and northwest Iowa. Winter weather conditions will exist south of the Blizzard Warning area where a mix of snow, freezing drizzle and wind will occur including the Ames and Des Moines areas. ...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Winds gusting in excess of 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected with total amounts in the 3 to 6 inch range with locally higher amounts.

* WHERE...Hancock County.

* WHEN...Until 7 AM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions Possible Through Tonight Across Northern Iowa... .A brief break in the precipitation has developed across a large portion of central Iowa by mid afternoon. Expect precipitation to return through this evening. Strong and gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph will gust over 45 mph at times. In addition, periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible over northern Iowa. The combination of strong wind and heavy snow will lead to blizzard conditions across portions of north central and northwest Iowa. Winter weather conditions will exist south of the Blizzard Warning area where a mix of snow, freezing drizzle and wind will occur including the Ames and Des Moines areas. ...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SUNDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Snow expected with a brief period of freezing drizzle possible. Winds gusting in excess of 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 AM CDT Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 7 AM to 1 PM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very dangerous to impossible. Plan on slippery road conditions. Expect reduced visibilities at times.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. 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 the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions Possible Through Tonight Across Northern Iowa... .A brief break in the precipitation has developed across a large portion of central Iowa by mid afternoon. Expect precipitation to return through this evening. Strong and gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph will gust over 45 mph at times. In addition, periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible over northern Iowa. The combination of strong wind and heavy snow will lead to blizzard conditions across portions of north central and northwest Iowa. Winter weather conditions will exist south of the Blizzard Warning area where a mix of snow, freezing drizzle and wind will occur including the Ames and Des Moines areas. ...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SUNDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Snow expected with a brief period of freezing drizzle possible. Winds gusting in excess of 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 AM CDT Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 7 AM to 1 PM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very dangerous to impossible. Plan on slippery road conditions. Expect reduced visibilities at times.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. 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 the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Periods of Wintry Weather Continue into Sunday... .A complex spring storm system will continue to bring rounds of wintry precipitation to the area tonight and Sunday. The wintry mix of mainly snow and sleet will gradually change over to all snow for most areas Sunday, with the possibility for locally heavy snow at times as well. By the time the snow ends Sunday evening, additional accumulations of 5 to 12 inches are expected from the Interstate 90 corridor and north, highest across central Wisconsin. South of the Interstate 90 corridor, additional snow and sleet amounts of 2 to 5 inches are likely to occur. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph through tonight will produce areas of blowing snow, further reducing visibility. Near white-out conditions could occur at times across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa as well as along ridge top locations into Wisconsin. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Periods of snow and blowing snow continue. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible closer to the Mississippi River.

* WHERE...Wabasha, Dodge, Olmsted and Winona Counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing 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 the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Periods of Wintry Weather Continue into Sunday... .A complex spring storm system will continue to bring rounds of wintry precipitation to the area tonight and Sunday. The wintry mix of mainly snow and sleet will gradually change over to all snow for most areas Sunday, with the possibility for locally heavy snow at times as well. By the time the snow ends Sunday evening, additional accumulations of 5 to 12 inches are expected from the Interstate 90 corridor and north, highest across central Wisconsin. South of the Interstate 90 corridor, additional snow and sleet amounts of 2 to 5 inches are likely to occur. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph through tonight will produce areas of blowing snow, further reducing visibility. Near white-out conditions could occur at times across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa as well as along ridge top locations into Wisconsin. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

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

* WHERE...In Iowa, Mitchell, Howard and Floyd Counties. In Minnesota, Mower and Fillmore Counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing 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 the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Periods of Wintry Weather Continue into Sunday... .A complex spring storm system will continue to bring rounds of wintry precipitation to the area tonight and Sunday. The wintry mix of mainly snow and sleet will gradually change over to all snow for most areas Sunday, with the possibility for locally heavy snow at times as well. By the time the snow ends Sunday evening, additional accumulations of 5 to 12 inches are expected from the Interstate 90 corridor and north, highest across central Wisconsin. South of the Interstate 90 corridor, additional snow and sleet amounts of 2 to 5 inches are likely to occur. Along with the wintry precipitation, northeast winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph through tonight will produce areas of blowing snow, further reducing visibility. Near white-out conditions could occur at times across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa as well as along ridge top locations into Wisconsin. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

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

* WHERE...In Iowa, Mitchell, Howard and Floyd Counties. In Minnesota, Mower and Fillmore Counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing 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 the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Franklin

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions Possible Through Tonight Across Northern Iowa... .A brief break in the precipitation has developed across a large portion of central Iowa by mid afternoon. Expect precipitation to return through this evening. Strong and gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph will gust over 45 mph at times. In addition, periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible over northern Iowa. The combination of strong wind and heavy snow will lead to blizzard conditions across portions of north central and northwest Iowa. Winter weather conditions will exist south of the Blizzard Warning area where a mix of snow, freezing drizzle and wind will occur including the Ames and Des Moines areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and minor ice accumulations expected.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall. 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.

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